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Tag Archives: Betsy DeVos

Wiretap: Trump pulls out of Paris accord, and so the climate change battle begins anew

In what was basically a Trump rally in the White House Rose Garden, the president announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. In […]...

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June 1, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

This Colorado conservative is taking a bigger role in expanding school choice across the nation

For the past two years as Colorado state director of the conservative political group Americans For Prosperity, Michael Fields has advocated at the statehouse and […]...

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June 1, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Wiretap: The good news is that apparently it’s illegal even in Montana to body-slam a reporter

The new politics: On the night before the special election for Montana’s lone House seat, the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault […]...

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May 25, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Congressman Jared Polis is more worried about Congress than about Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.

Colorado Congressman Jared Polis worries more about Congress creating bad education policy than about U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos enacting it. But that doesn’t mean […]...

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March 7, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Gardner finally has a town hall, but you had to bring your own phone

Sen. Cory Gardner finally had a town hall, just not the kind that protesters had been insisting on. It was tele-town hall. Gardner was in […]...

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March 1, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Trump calls education ‘the civil rights issue of our time’ — and asks for a school choice bill

“Education is the civil rights issue of our time,” President Donald Trump said Tuesday night. The line inserted a bit of boilerplate — and bipartisan […]...

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March 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Uncategorized

DougCo school voucher lawsuit nearing critical junction

Proponents of school vouchers in Douglas County have spent 16 months waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if it will consider their appeal […]...

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February 27, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: The Cory Gardner town hall that didn’t include Cory Gardner (he declined)

The New Yorker goes to Fort Collins to see a town hall. The only thing missing — and I’ll bet you’re ahead of me here – […]...

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February 23, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Colorado educators, lawmakers split on education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos

Colorado’s senior U.S. senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, is getting an earful from Colorado education advocates and lawmakers about Betsy DeVos. Bennet sits on the Senate […]...

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January 30, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Sen. Michael Bennet to Betsy DeVos: Come visit Denver, where school choice is different

Could the next Republican secretary of education soon be visiting Denver Public Schools, a popular destination for the last two Democrats who’ve held the job? […]...

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January 18, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix

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Dance like independent media depends on it!

We at The Indy aren’t big on rubber chicken dinners. But we love to dance. Join us on the evening of Friday, July 14th to […]

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Uncovering ‘a mess’ at Colorado’s state mental hospital

Some recent reporting by The Pueblo Chieftain in southern Colorado got the attention of local officials this month with a series of stories that chronicled problems plaguing the state […]

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