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Betsy DeVos, Pick for Secretary of Education, Is the Most Jeered - New York Times

By most any measure, the secretary of education is one of the least powerful cabinet positions. The secretary is 16th in the line of succession to the presidency. Education accounts for a paltry 3 percent of the federal budget, compared with 24 percent ...and more »

Would Betsy DeVos Protect LGBTQ Students? - Education Week

My problem with President Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. secretary of education wasn't just that she never attended public school. Nor was it that she hasn't held public office. It was the long-term harm she and the entire DeVos ...and more »

Wanted: One Republican With Integrity, to Defeat Betsy DeVos - New York Times

This country needs a few good Republicans — one more would do — to rescue it from Betsy DeVos, one of President Trump's worst cabinet choices and his pick to run the Department of Education. The vote to confirm Ms. DeVos is expected as soon as Monday ...and more »

Whiplash: After 2 Senate Defections, DeVos Shores Up 50 Votes Thursday and Clears Cloture Friday - The 74

February 3 Update: Senate Republicans moved to end debate over Betsy DeVos's record Friday with an unusual early-morning 7 a.m. cloture vote. The final tally followed party lines: 52–48. Republicans Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins voted for the ...and more »

How Betsy DeVos Became Trump's Least Popular Cabinet Pick - NPR

Of all President Trump's Cabinet choices, only one currently seems at serious risk of being denied confirmation by the Senate. The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary is a question mark after two Republican senators, Susan Collins of ...and more »

That confirmation hearing, and three other reasons Betsy DeVos's nomination is on the rocks - Washington Post

Even after her botched confirmation hearing, almost nobody paying attention to President Trump's Cabinet confirmation process thought his pick for education secretary would be in trouble. And yet, she is now just one GOP defection away from being the ...and more »

A Case Study for Betsy DeVos's Educational Utopia - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. In a low-key interview in 2015, the Education Secretary-nominee and billionaire school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos laid out the game plan for the movement going ...and more »

Two GOP Senators to Oppose DeVos as Education Secretary, Imperiling Her Confirmation - New York Times

... □ With two Republican senators now opposed, Betsy DeVos's nomination to be education secretary is in trouble. □ President Trump made an unscheduled trip to Dover Air Force Base to greet the remains of a fallen commando. □ Why did President Trump ...and more »

Betsy DeVos Used Cherry-Picked Graduation Rates for Cyber Charters - Education Week (blog)

In her written response to questions from a key Democratic senator, Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos defended full-time online charter schools using graduation rates significantly higher than those used for state and federal accountability ...and more »

Why I Won't Vote for Betsy DeVos - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Our nation recognized early in its history that public education is a necessary foundation for a democracy. It's critical that we continue to support a strong public education system that prepares our young people, all of them, to ...and more »