In Alabama, educators, experts, and community members urged the Federal School Safety Commission not to arm teachers.
Democrats told Betsy DeVos that a grant under the Every Student Succeeds Act was passed by Congress to help pay for education technology and efforts to improve school climate, not guns.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos squeaked into office by the skin of her teeth about 18 months ago. And now, at least one Republican senator who supported her is taking heat for her vote on the campaign trail.
As a two-time presidential candidate and veteran lawmaker on Capitol Hill, John McCain put school choice at the center of his plans to help disadvantaged students.
DeVos has been weighing whether to rescind the guidance, which has proven to be one of the most controversial initiatives from Obama's education policy team.
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have taken similar, but not identical, positions on arming teachers.
Total education spending would increase by more than $500 million over fiscal 2019 in the bill approved by the Senate, which would fund the U.S. Department of Education at up to $71.6 billion.
The money for firearms purchases would come from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which receive $1.1 billion under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Two senators are using the NBA superstar's new school as an inspiration for new legislation, formally called the Full-Service Community Schools in Distressed Communities Act.
The past 18 months have been tough in many respects for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. But is the public increasingly taking her side on school choice, her favorite issue?