Vice News: Children, not ideology

Lawmakers and educators from both sides of the aisle have come out strongly against the Trump administration’s decision to revoke the Obama-era policy protecting transgender students under Title IX by allowing them to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. More…

Yahoo News: Support for Betsy DeVos crumbles

The National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers’ union, said that 1 million people had used its online tool to email senators to oppose DeVos, and that at least 50,000 people had made phone calls since her rocky confirmation hearing. More…

Spectrum: DeVos rankles autism community

Autism researchers and advocates alike are sounding the alarm as President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of education — billionaire Betsy DeVos — heads to the Senate floor for confirmation. DeVos, they say, is unqualified and unfamiliar with the policies that most affect the rights and education of children with autism. More…