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Teacher Unions Lose (And Kids Likely Win): DeVos Confirmed

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:10
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(From The USA Today)

The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the nation’s 11th Education secretary Tuesday in a historic vote, ending a tumultuous battle over her nomination.

DeVos, 59, has long been a polarizing figure in Michigan’s political and education circles for her support of school vouchers and charter schools. In the weeks since a rocky confirmation hearing, she became a cause celebre   for opponents who say she is unfit and unqualified to serve. Congressional offices were inundated with angry calls urging her to be rejected, she was the subject of angry teacher protests nationwide, and her performance as a nominee was ridiculed on Saturday Night Live.

With only two Republican members of the Senate — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — refusing to support DeVos’ nomination, it left Democrats with a 50-50 tie to block her. Vice President Pence, in his role as Senate president, cast the tie-breaking vote in her favor.

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    DeVos is another multi billionaire nut job who peddles an educational program that claims showing kids a movie will cure them of ADHD and other hyperactive conditions.

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