Interactive: 455 Times the Education Department Has Been Sued Under Secretary Betsy DeVos

By The 74 | October 26, 2020

By The 74October 26, 2020

Today, reporter Linda Jacobson surveys nearly 4 years of litigation against U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department, demonstrating why she has become the most-sued secretary in the agency’s history. DeVos’s education department has been the target of 455 lawsuits, compared to 356 suits during the entirety of Barack Obama’s 8-year presidency.

The 74’s exclusive analysis demonstrates that most of the core tenets of DeVos’s agenda for schools, from civil rights to choice, have played out in the courtroom. Search below for all the cases, which begin shortly after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in early 2017 and stretch until the end of September 2020. Details of the suits, where available, can be found by clicking on the case number.


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