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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos fought back after letters to 77 colleges rejecting Upward Bound grant applications were declined because of spacing issues. (Associated Press)

DeVos refuses to be hamstrung by Education Department red tape

No sooner had Betsy DeVos been sworn in than the Department of Education dispatched letters to 77 universities rejecting their Upward Bound grant applications for piddling errors such as single-spacing instead of double-spacing. Published May 25, 2017