US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defends reversal of transgender bathroom rules
Many pointed to DeVos' affluent background as a billionaire heiress from one of Michigan's most powerful families.
Daniel Partiyeli, a third-year economics student, also said he thinks it is important for the leader of the Department of Education to have firsthand experience applying for federal student aid.
Only two Republicans joined the 46 Democrats and two independents in opposition to DeVos. She is also the daughter of the founders of Prince Corp, a MI auto parts supplier, and sister of Erik Prince, the founder of the security company formerly known as Blackwater USA, now called Academi. Her husband, Dick DeVos is the CEO of Amway while her brother Erik Prince founded the private security company Blackwater. DeVos had opposed taking this step, but caved due to pressure from President Donald Trump.
Ms. DeVos initially resisted signing off on the order and told President Trump that she was uncomfortable with it, according to three Republicans with direct knowledge of the internal discussions.
Mark Cuban trolls Trump at All-Star Celebrity Game
He became controversial because he wore a No.46 jersey in the game as a form of criticism for USA president Donald Trump. Last Friday, Cuban posted a series of six tweets in which he thumped Trump's plans and leadership style.
During her CPAC appearance, DeVos called for school choice policies and more conservative activism on college campuses. The protesters greeted her at the entrance to their school yelling "Go back!" Susan Collins of ME, one of the two Republican senators to vote against DeVos, was "concerned with DeVos' lack of experience regarding public schools".
Previously, DeVos released a statement that focused on protecting all students, including LGBTs.
Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center, issued a statement saying, "It's shameful and cruel that government and officials are using their power to target transgender youth, who are simply trying to go to school and live their lives". It's a cruel irony that so many on the left rushed to paint DeVos as an ardent opponent of LGBT+ causes during her confirmation hearings, based on the donations of other members of her family. DeVos has allegedly supported Common Core in the past, but now is firmly against it. Trump had promised to abolish Common Core while on the campaign trail.
The education secretary took the chance to highlight and push her belief that choice should be top of the agenda for the education department, while proclaiming that the federal government should take a step back on education policy. Teacher Unions are horrified by the prospect of DeVos as Secretary of Education. "I worry on Bucks' behalf, because I worry that it will not get the funds or attention that it deserves".
"This is an issue best solved at the state and local level", she said. Unfortunately, conservative control of education has led anti-intellectual ideas such as creationism to gain traction in public education. A major concern is what will become of the Federal Laws that provide funds to support high need low wealth school districts?
Business investment fell a year ago and slowing household spending growth raised questions about the outlook for 2017. This in turn, he said, reduces incentives for increased business investment and hiring in consumer-focused sectors.
But upon arriving for the meeting, she said she was surprised to be told a headscarf was required and refused to wear the garment. Ms Le Pen was born into the National Front party as the youngest daughter of long-time president Jean-Marie Le Pen .
Referring to the 2016-spec engine, he described it as "a tried and tested system with higher durability to begin with". To sum up, the auto will be able to produce more downforce, more grip resulting in faster lap times.
Tara Grinstead was last seen the night of October 22, 2005 when she attended a beauty pageant and barbecue in Fitzgerald, Georgia. The GBI said it received many leads through the GBI tip line over the years, and each credible tip was fully investigated.
If all those new features have you anxious to update, you'll want to make sure your device will be capable of making the jump. Exactly two weeks after releasing the second beta to developers, Apple rolled out iOS 10.3 beta 3 for testers on Monday.
In the FB video, Vishnu is then seen demanding to know what law he broke by sitting with his arm around the shoulders of a woman. Broadcasting everything live, he asked the cops to prove of any "vulgar" activity that they were doing.
"They always arrived with six or seven players and I haven't seen a team attack with so many good players for a long time ". Those watching at home will also look back on the game in the same way we talk about the Newcastle/Liverpool classics.
Minutes later, T-Mobile announced that thanks to the decision, it will begin rolling out LTE-U devices within a matter of months. The FCC said yesterday that it had authorized some LTE-U devices for use in unlicensed portions of the 5 GHz band.
According to The Los Angeles Times , concern within the community prompted the Anaheim Police Department to investigate the case. After another teenager struck the police officer, the cop could be seen pulling out his gun and firing it into the air.
The National Weather Service said the storms carry a threat of rock and mudslides making travel potentially risky . Weather watches and warnings were issued for almost a dozen counties because of flooding and gusting winds.
Opioid overdose deaths just jumped again
Four states - West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky and OH - lead the nation with the highest overdose death rates, the CDC said. Adults ages 55 to 64 saw the biggest increase in drug overdose deaths over the course of the 16-year study period.
Airbus hit by military plane issues
In Q4, Airbus took a €1.2 billion charge on the A400M military transporter, bringing the full year total to €2.2 billion. Airbus confirmed a projection of more than 700 jetliner deliveries in 2017, up from a record 688 in 2016.
AMD officially announces Ryzen 7 CPUs
More details on tweaking you may expect next week, but the preliminary tweaking results that I have seen are impressive. The Ryzen 7 1800X scored the same in single-thread numbers, but edged the i7 in multi-threaded operations.
Advanced Micro Devices Stock Could Head This Way
Out of 0 brokerage recommendations, 0 gave a Strong Buy, 0 issued a Buy, 0 issued Hold, 0 rated Under-perform and 0 issued a Sell. Pacific Crest reaffirmed an "equal weight" rating on shares of Advanced Micro Devices in a report on Wednesday, December 14th.
Indiana Teen Secretly Recorded Video of Suspect Before Her Murder
After an extensive search, their bodies were found at around 12:15 p.m. the next day about one-half mile upstream from the bridge. It showed a man in a blue jacket, hoodie and blue jeans who was hiking on the trail around the time of the girls' disappearance.
Why Victor Cruz's Panthers visit makes sense
According to league sources , former Giants executive Dave Gettleman has brought in a familiar face from his former team. Injury concerns also linger, as Cruz struggled to return to full health and his return took longer than expected.