Senators Oppose Education Secretary Confirmation – Yahoo News


One of the most contentious picks for President Donald Trump’s cabinet is his Secretary of Education choice, Betsy Devos. The prominent Michigan Republican billionaire has a history of supporting charter schools and school choice, chaired the American Federation for Children and was condemned by the largest labor union in the U.S., the National Education Association.

Her support for school choice, which permits low-income families to use public funds to finance for private or charter schools, is one of the biggest issues fueling the opposition against her confirmation. Teacher unions have not typically supported school choice because they argue that it is against public school education.

With her Senate committee vote rescheduled for Jan. 31, several senators have released statements voicing their opposition and plans to vote “no” to DeVos’ nomination. Here is a list of the…



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