|2016.09.08||Trump announces plan for school voucher system donaldjtrump.com|
|2016.11.23||Trump picks campaign donor and school voucher advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary bbc.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education)|
|2016.12.01||Chicago Teachers Union president calls Education nominee Betsy Devos "a nightmare." chicagotribune.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education)|
|2016.12.02||Experts share opinions on future of Education Department's Office for Civil RIghts under Trump and Devos theatlantic.com (See also Department of Education, Betsy DeVos)|
|2016.12.05||Science educators and academics worry about future of STEM education under Trump administration scientificamerican.com (See also Environment, Department of Education)|
|2016.12.05||Trump administration will champion controversial school choice policy and potentially undermine teaching of evolution and climate change in First 100 Days. scientificamerican.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.09||Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questions whether President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education secretary has the qualifications for the job. thehill.com (See also Cabinet, betsy devos, department of education)|
Warren said Betsy DeVos's record on higher education and student debt is "paper-thin."
|2017.01.17||Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the Department of Education indicated that guns may be necessary in schools in order to protect students from grizzly bears. buzzfeed.com (See also Department of Education, Betsy DeVos)|
|2017.01.20||Betsy DeVos refuses to give up estimated $5-25 million financial stake in "brain performance" company Neurocore, whose legitimacy has been questioned by experts. nytimes.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education, People with Disabilities, Americans with Disabilities, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.01.26||Trump issues his second proclamation of the week declaring January 22-28, 2017 National School Choice Week whitehouse.gov (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.01||"Trump: "If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view - NO FEDERAL FUNDS?" twitter.com (See also Fascism, Assaults on Facts, Censorship)|
Trump threatens University of California at Berkeley for allowing anti-Breitbart demonstration.
|2017.02.18||DeVos criticizes teachers at D.C. school she visited, saying "They're waiting to be told what they have to do, and that's not going to bring success to an individual child" — and they are not having it washingtonpost.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education, First 100 Days)|
|2017.05.24||Betsy DeVos refuses to say whether she’d withhold federal funds from private schools that discriminate against LGBQIA students. washingtonpost.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education, LGBTQIA)|
|2018.02.22||Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced a National Rifle Association position to arm highly trained teachers to fortify schools against mass shootings like the one last week, and said the armed teachers should receive extra pay as an incentive, promoted his idea as demands for stronger gun control intensified across the country. nytimes.com (See also Belief in Conspiracy Theories)|
“You give them a little bit of a bonus, so practically for free, you have now made the school into a hardened target,” Mr. Trump said. The president estimated that 10 percent to 40 percent of school employees would be qualified to handle a weapon — he offered no data for the claim — and said he would devote federal money to training them.
- 2016.11.09 "Donald Trump and the Future of Education" (The Atlantic)
"Will Trump shutter the U.S. Education Department entirely, as he’s suggested? That seems highly unlikely, but there’s a very real chance he’ll scale back its scope drastically."