U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Earlier this year, Education Secretary and super-rich white woman Betsy DeVos put her foot in her mouth when she said HBCUs were “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” Because she has never had to worry about not having access to education, it was clear she didn’t understand that those early schools were, in fact, the only choices black people had.
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A member of the Florida State University system Board of Governors said during a meeting Tuesday that the gender wage gap is caused by genetics, and not the systemic social and economic causes that continue to favor men over women in the workplace.
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Dr Ruth Simmons (Prairie View A&M University)
Dr. Ruth Simmons, who retired as the president of the Ivy League’s Brown University in 2012, has been named interim president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, replacing President George Wright, who announced on June 12 that he would be stepping down after 14 years to return to teaching history.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 674 into law on Monday, banning out-of-school suspensions for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade throughout the state of Texas, except in cases involving drugs, weapons, or extreme violence.
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“I think he’s part of a generation of young people who are tired of elected officials saying they are going to do something for them and they don’t,” Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar of Thornton said. “Young people like him because he’s engaged and older generations relate to him as well.”
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The most recent round of testing in the state of California has revealed a disturbing statistic: three out of four black boys failed to meet the reading and writing requirements, and more than half of them scored in the lowest category on the English portion of the test.