GOP Betsy DeVoss official public policy statement to undermine security of K12 public schools. 

MAY 1st – the public better watch out! The GOP has made undermining K12 public schools their official policy.

GOP Betsy DeVoss officIal  public policy statement is to undermine public schools.

“Thank you, Roger Hertog, for that kind introduction. And I’m very grateful for President Bush’s kind words.”

Roger and Susan Hertog

The Manhattan Institute proudly honored our outgoing president, Larry Mone, and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the nineteenth annual Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner. We were also pleased to formally introduce our next president, Reihan Salam.

2019 Hertog and DeVos  May 1, 2019 Education Pre K-12

The Education Cabal vs. America’s Kids Education Pre K-12

New York Post May 3, 2019


Betsy DeVos would not be in charge of the Department of Education without paying for it.

Betsy Devos Brother founder of Blackwater

K12 Department of Education #BetsyDevos Brother Founder Of Blackwater, Is Setting Up A Private Army For China

The Alliance for Quality Education

The Alliance for Quality Education is a coalition mobilizing communities across the state to keep New York true to its promise of ensuring a high-quality public school education to all students regardless of zip code. Combining its legislative and policy expertise with grassroots organizing, AQE advances proven-to-work strategies that lead to student success
and echoes a powerful public demand for a high-quality public school education for all of New York’s students.

The Manhattan Institute presented Secretary DeVos with its Alexander Hamilton Award, which honors individuals helping to foster the revitalization of the nation’s cities.  “I will continue to fight for freedom,” she stressed in her prepared remarks.  “Freedom from government.  Freedom for teachers.  And freedom for each one of America’s students.”

The IDC received $676,850 from charter school political donors.
Over the past six years, the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of breakaway Democrats who support Republican control of the New York State Senate, have received $676,850 from charter school political donors. These political donors, including hedge fund managers and their political
action committees, have been rewarded by the IDC as seen in the 2017 state budget where privatelyrun charter schools got much larger funding increases per pupil than public schools. The IDC-Republican advocacy for privately-run charter schools at the expense of public schools runs counter to the IDC’s public pronouncements that they are championing public school funding and the Campaign for Fiscal Equity. The IDC is empowering pro-privatization, pro-Trump Republicans to run the State Senate even though it hurts the more than one million public school students they represent. The table below is lists the charter school-affiliated individual and political action donations made to IDC members and to committees specifically benefiting the IDC.


Federal watchdog issues scathing report on ed department’s handling of student loans NPR

The department’s own inspector general says student loan companies aren’t following the rules, and that the government isn’t doing enough to hold them accountable

The audit documents several common failures by the servicers, among them, not telling borrowers about all of their repayment options, or miscalculating what borrowers should have to pay through an income-driven repayment plan. According to the review, two loan servicing companies, Navient and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, better known as FedLoan, repeatedly placed borrowers into costly forbearance without offering them other, more beneficial options.

trump goes beyond cronyism to something far worse

The man who saw this coming

betsy devoss paid for her appointment


A critical new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General finds the department’s student loan unit failed to adequately supervise the companies it pays to manage the nation’s trillion-dollar portfolio of federal student loans. The report also rebukes the department’s office of Federal Student Aid for rarely penalizing companies that failed to follow the rules.

Instead of safeguarding borrowers’ interests, the report says, FSA’s inconsistent oversight allowed these companies, known as loan servicers, to potentially hurt borrowers and pocket government dollars that should have been refunded because servicers weren’t meeting federal requirements.

“By not holding servicers accountable,” the report says, “FSA could give its servicers the impression that it is not concerned with servicer noncompliance with Federal loan servicing requirements, including protecting borrowers’ rights.”