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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 »

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 ...and more »

Senator Ernst talks about education nominee, Democrat 'obstruction' - Radio Iowa

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says she believes the U.S. Senate will vote to confirm President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Education Department. Ernst, a Republican from Red Oak, says she knows there has been some opposition, but she personally likes ...and more »

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

CORRECTION. 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 ...and more »

Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos? - The Atlantic

Two Republican senators announced on Wednesday they would oppose Betsy DeVos's nomination for education secretary, presenting the first serious threat to one of President Trump's Cabinet picks. Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of ...and more »

2 GOP Senators to Vote Against Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Two Republican senators on Wednesday said they would vote against President Trump's nominee for education secretary, delivering a blow to the White House and raising the possibility that Vice President Mike Pence would have to break ...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 ...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 »

Charter-School Advocate Eli Broad Comes Out Against Betsy DeVos - Daily Beast

Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and a major advocate for U.S. charter schools, has come out against Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos in an open letter. The major defection comes as a few Republican senators announced they will not vote ...and more »

11 revealing answers DeVos gave to Democratic senators' questions about vouchers, Common Core and more - Washington Post

I recently published an analysis by Aaron Pallas, a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, of answers that Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos, President Trump's nominee for education secretary, gave to 139-plus questions sent to her by Sen.and more »