This Week in Education Politics: 2020 Federal Funding Comes Into Focus, the State of Integration 65 Years After Brown, Entrepreneurship at HBCUs & More

THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION POLITICS publishes most Saturdays. (See previous editions here.) You can get the preview delivered straight to your inbox by signing up for The 74 Newsletter; for rolling updates on federal education policy, follow Carolyn Phenicie on Twitter @cphenicie.

INBOX: APPROPRIATIONS — The 2020 budget-writing season kicks off this week, as a House subcommittee takes the first crack at writing a spending bill covering the Education Department.

The subcommittee, now under Democratic control, notably clashed with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the Trump Administration’s proposal to end federal funding to the Special Olympics, a spat that drew national press attention and eventually led to Trump walking back the proposal.

But members also challenged DeVos on other proposed cuts, including an end to Title II teacher training grants, ESSA Title IV grants that support areas like technology and mental health, and after-school programs.

Outside of those programs — which Congress is sure to fund, as they have the last two years over administration asks to cut them — look for the Democratic-controlled subcommittee to increase funding for longstanding K-12 programs like Title I grants for low-income students and IDEA special education grants.

The federal charter school program could be a flash point, too. It has long had bipartisan support and received big increases in recent years, but some Democratic members of the subcommittee were skeptical of DeVos’s support for the program amid what they said were subpar results.

The committee meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and bill text is expected about 24 hours ahead of time. This is just the start of what will be a months-long process to write a spending bill…

Betsy DeVos Suggests That Bribing Colleges Helps Students Learn Math

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Offering an upbeat assessment of the headline-grabbing college-admissions scandal, Betsy DeVos said on Thursday that bribing colleges gave students “a really neat opportunity” to learn math.

The Secretary of Education suggested that, rather than keeping children in the dark about the bribes that enable their college acceptances, “Parents should sit around the kitchen table with their kids and work…

DeVos on defense for cutting Special Olympics funding

DeVos on defense for cutting Special Olympics funding

House Democrats skewer Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Capitol Hill over the Trump administration’s plan to eliminate millions in federal grants to the Special Olympics; Doug McKelway reports from Washington.

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The Week Ahead in Education Politics: DeVos and Democrats Expected to Clash as Ed Secretary Testifies on Budget; Committees Look at Child Abuse Prevention, Apprenticeships & More

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INBOX: DEVOS TO THE HILL — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will testify on the administration’s budget request before both the House and Senate this week.

She’s clashed with Democrats in these hearings before. A brief rundown:

—In 2017, she battled with House Democrats over civil rights protections for students participating in a proposed voucher program. In the Senate, she similarly faced questions on civil rights protections, particularly for LGBT students, and on ESSA implementation.

—Last year was more of the same. She again went several rounds with members of the House Appropriations committee on protections for LGBT students and battled with them on school safety issues, while a hearing at the Education Committee turned to vouchers for military families and immigration enforcement at schools.

This year should be no different, with Democrats having already panned the administration’s budget requests. The proposal, like the administration’s last two, seeks deep cuts to long-standing Education Department programs and expansion of school choice initiatives. DeVos is set to appear at a House Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday, and one in the Senate on Thursday.

ICYMI: WHITE HOUSE ON HIGHER ED — The White House put forward its priorities for the ongoing rewrite of the Higher Education Act, focusing on workforce needs.

Additionally, President Trump signed an executive order that will require…

Survivor: DeVos college plan would protect accused, not accusers

Survivor: DeVos college plan would protect accused, not accusers

Jess Davidson, a sexual assault survivor and director of End Rape on Campus, spoke to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota about Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s new college plan for reporting sexual harassment and assault.

Betsy DeVos Wants To Use Taxpayer Money To Put Guns In Classrooms | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Betsy DeVos Wants To Use Taxpayer Money To Put Guns In Classrooms | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos might soon take an unprecedented move – using your taxpayer dollars meant for books and learning to put weapons inside the classroom. Watch Ali Velshi speak with Fred Guttenberg, the father of a Parkland shooting victim about the possibility of armed teachers.
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Betsy DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds For Guns In Classrooms | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Betsy DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds For Guns In Classrooms | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Many teachers struggle to provide the necessary supplies for their students, often using their own money. Now, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly considering a plan to use federal funds for guns – not for educational purposes. Chris Jansing discusses with Republican Strategist Noelle Nikpour, Host of POLITICO’s Money Podcast Ben White and Criminal Defense Attorney Robert Bianchi.
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Exposed: Betsy DeVos’s Record Of Dismantling Student Protections | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Exposed: Betsy DeVos’s Record Of Dismantling Student Protections | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

In a “Beat” special report, Ari Melber examines Trump education secretary Betsy DeVos’s track record of rolling back years of policy in ways that affect millions of students, including ending programs that support diversity in schools.
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N.R.A. Gun Ban During Pence’s Speech Leaves Him Vulnerable to Bear Attack, DeVos Warns

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The National Rifle Association’s decision to ban guns during Mike Pence’s speech at its annual meeting in Dallas this week “leaves him totally vulnerable to a bear attack,” the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, warned on Monday.

Speaking to reporters at the Education Department, DeVos said that she was “deeply concerned” that the…