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Bernie Sanders rolls out comprehensive education plan

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his education policy plan on Saturday -- a comprehensive 10-point agenda that calls for the end of for-profit charter schools, creates a salary floor for public school teachers, guarantees free school meals for all students and expands after school and summer school programs.

Bernie Sanders will call for ban on for-profit charter schools

In a major education policy speech set to be delivered Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders will call for a ban on all for-profit charter schools, a position that puts him directly at odds with the Trump administration and becoming the first of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to insist on such a move.

District urged school to investigate concerns it could become the next 'Columbine'

Five months before Tuesday's fatal shooting at a Colorado charter school, a district official urged the school's administration to investigate allegations of violence, sexual assault and campus bullying that an anonymous parent feared could lead to "a repeat of Columbine," according to a school district letter obtained by CNN.

White House officials alarmed at education secretary's '60 Minutes' performance

White House officials were alarmed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' struggle to answer basic questions about the nation's schools and failure to defend the administration's newly proposed school safety measures during a tour of television interviews Sunday and Monday, according to two sources familiar with their reaction.

How to make sense of the school choice debate

During her time as education secretary, Betsy DeVos has made it very clear she supports educational choice. This week, she even went as far as calling opponents of the movement "flat earthers" who are holding America's children back.