Trump donates salary to Dept. of Ed for ‘STEM focused camp’ for students

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump is staying true to his campaign pledge to forego his salary and donated his quarterly paycheck on Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Education. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made the announcement at a press briefing, where she handed a check to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for $100,000. […]

Miami-Dade schools hire $108,000-a-year lobbyist to fight Trump

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

MIAMI – Miami and Dade County taxpayers are now footing the bill for a lobbyist to advocate for local schools in Washington D.C. The Miami-Dade school board voted Wednesday to pay the Florida lobbying firm Ballard Partners $108,000 a year to represent its interests at the federal level, in Congress and with several federal agencies, […]

Board members, teachers, parents, students allege grade rigging in Prince George’s County schools

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Four of Prince George’s County’s 14 school board members are calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to investigate claims of widespread corruption in the district aimed at inflating graduation rates. The board members alleged in a May 30 letter to Hogan that “widespread systemic corruption” in the district since 2014 contributed to grade […]

Feds allege two men used FAFSA data tool to steal $12 million through fake tax returns

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, June 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The U.S. Attorney’s office charged two men with numerous identity theft crimes after they allegedly used the federal student aid website to bilk more than $12 million from taxpayers. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced a 23-count indictment against 29-year-old Georgia resident Taiwo K. Onamuti and Muideen A. Adebule, 49, of Indianapolis that […]

PROMISE KEPT: Trump cuts federal DOE budget, increases funds for school choice

By Victor Skinner on Monday, March 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education is exactly what he promised during the 2016 campaign: Massive cuts coupled with a strong focus on growing school choice options for poor families. The Trump administration released a sketch of its 2018 spending plan for education Thursday that includes an […]

EdSec DeVos slams billions in Obama school spending: ‘They tested their model and failed miserably’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, February 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos highlighted President Obama’s failure to improve education during his eight years in office, including $7 billion in “improvement” grants that made no meaningful improvement, at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. DeVos took direct aim at the liberal ideology that money equals results in education, saying at CPAC […]

Elizabeth Warren was school voucher supporter — before Trump was elected

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has spoken out against President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, because of the Michigan philanthropist’s support for school vouchers. And while Warren is expected to grill DeVos before the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Tuesday over her long-standing support for school choice, […]

Trump pushes school choice, slams Hillary over bias for bureaucracy

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reiterated his positions on education Thursday during one of his first speeches since his campaign changed leadership this week. What’s clear is The Donald is serious about creating school choice for all parents, particularly minority parents, and he couldn’t care less what the nation’s teachers unions think […]