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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Education

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
May 16, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Shanahan, Acting Secretary of Defense - Senators Warren and Murray Lead Colleagues Expressing Support for Agreement That Will Help Military Borrowers Receive the Zero Interest Student Loan Benefit They Are Owed
May 16, 2019 Menendez Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill Aimed to Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges Across the Country
April 25, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Kaine & Whitehouse Call On Devos To Fix Missteps With Implementation Of TEPSLF Program
Feb. 21, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Cortez Masto, Senators Condemn DeVos' Inaction To Relieve Student Debt, Punish Colleges' Predatory Practices
Jan. 30, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senate Democrats Urge DeVos to Listen to Students and Survivors of Sexual Assault, Start Over on Title IX Rule
Jan. 24, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and Mr. Matthew Whitaker, Acting Attorney General - Menendez, Booker Demand Answers After Trump Admin Ends Civil Rights Guidance for School Discipline
Jan. 1, 2019 Issue Position: College for All and Cancel All Student Debt
Jan. 1, 2019 Issue Position: Reinvest in Public Education and Teachers
Dec. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Hold Student Loan Companies Accountable, Increase Transparency to Ensure Companies Are Following the Law
Oct. 17, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and the Honorable Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Virginia Students From Lead in Drinking Water
Oct. 16, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Release More Information About Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Sept. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House and Senate Democrats Condemn DeVos for Her Latest Attempt to Put Predatory Corporations and Institutions Over Students
Sept. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Serrano, Velázquez, Gillibrand, Warren, and Sanders Send Follow-Up Letter to Secretary Devos
Sept. 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senate Democrats Condemn DeVos Proposal to Abandon Student Protections From Predatory Career Training Programs
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander ,Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member on the Committee of Health, Education, Labor, and Pension - Senator Hassan Joins in Calling for Secretary DeVos to Testify on Proposal to Arm Teachers with Guns
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Abandon Proposals to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Arm Teachers
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senate Democrats Condemn DeVos Proposed Rule As Another Giveaway to Predatory For-Profit Colleges
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Abandon Proposals to Use Taxpayer Dollars to Arm Teachers
Aug. 13, 2018 Letter to Allie Stickney, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Vermont Medical Center - Sanders Calls on UVM Medical Center Board to Meet with Nurses and Direct Hospital to Negotiate Fair Contract
July 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling on DeVos to Allow the Use of FAFSA Income Data to Help Determine TRIO Eligibility
June 18, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Warren, Harris, Takano, Adams, Espaillat, Colleagues Press Education Secretary for Action on Student Loan Borrowers of Color
June 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Teachers Forced to Foot Bill for Thousands in Promised Aid
June 7, 2018 Executive Session
June 4, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Rep. Adriano Espaillat Leads Congressional Call For Secretary DeVos to Correct Testimony and Uphold Obligation to Serve All Students
May 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Denounce Move by Secretary DeVos to End Investigations and Office Responsible for Protecting Students from Predatory Colleges
May 23, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Lawmakers Blast DeVos, Department of Education for Continuing to Fail Higher Ed. in Puerto Rico
May 22, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Press DeVos on Department of Education Actions to Weaken Discrimination Protections
May 18, 2018 Sanders Statement on Santa Fe School Shooting
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Sen. Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Chairman, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Call For More Childcare Support For Student Parents
April 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Revise Burdensome Disaster Funding Application Process
March 3, 2018 Sanders Statement on West Virginia Teachers Strike
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: It's Time to Make College Tuition Free and Debt Free
Nov. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Discharge Federal Student Loans of Defrauded Students
Oct. 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Demand DeVos Enforce Civil Rights Laws in Schools as Incidents of Harassment and Racism Increase Following President Trump's Election
Oct. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Senate Committee on Health, and the Hon. Patty Murray, Senate Committee on Health - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Renew Career and Technical Education Programs
Oct. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, and Ms. Candice Jackson - Clarify Confusing Sexual Assault Guidance for Schools
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions - Call for Congressional Action to Renew Career and Technical Education Programs
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Decision to Revoke Sexual Assault Guidance Makes It Harder for Victims and Survivors to Seek Justice
Sept. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Suspension of Rule to Protect Students from Extensive Debt They Cannot Repay
Sept. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Reserve Rollback of Student Loan Borrower Protections
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Senators Urge Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Uphold Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors, Invest in Civil Rights Office
Aug. 8, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Elizabeth DeVos, Secretary of Education - Nomination for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Aug. 7, 2017 Sanders Statement on DeVos Title IX Announcement
Aug. 7, 2017 Sanders Statement on DeVos Title IX Announcement
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students
June 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Harmful Actions on Civil Rights Protections, Enforcement
June 10, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Student Loan Servicing Contract and Protections of Student Loan Borrowers
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Continue Support of the Federal Pell Grant Program
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