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Protesters Block US Education Secretary from Entering School

Protesters Block US Education Secretary from Entering School

But the 50-50 vote, with senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska siding with the Democrats, the vice president's vote was the tiebreaker.

First, no. These cabinet positions, like the presidency and the role of Counselor to the President and all the rest of these openings being filled by supremely unqualified candidates, are not learn-as-you-go jobs.

Despite the win, DeVos emerged bruised from the highly divisive nomination fight. Radford and the DPCC continue to line up with for-profit charter school corporations and associations.

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway also weighed in on the protest on Twitter, writing, "Don't we want the Sec of Education to visit schools?"

"I think you can have accountability without mandating so much of what has to be done", Seebeck said.

But the ferocious backlash to DeVos for being the bearer of bad news, namely, that we need to do something differently when it comes to USA education, has been unwarranted and beyond-the-pale.

A bigger issue than DeVos needs to be dealt with. Her opponents, including many teachers, deluged congressional phone lines to implore their senators to vote against her.

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But the fact is, her union set up the protest of DeVos' visit to a public school - and then failed to control the protesters it recruited for the stunt. In advocating school choice, the editorial might as well have sung Ms. DeVos's praises.

"The events of the last few weeks have likely raised more questions and spawned more confusion than they have brought light and clarity", Devos said. With the number of students of color only increasing in our nation's public schools, it is even more critical that we address the barriers preventing them from receiving the best education possible.

"President Trump's swamp got a new billionaire today", the Democratic National Committee said in a statement.

The Washington Teacher's Union organized a gathering outside the school, but were not among the protesters who blocked her. Dozens of teachers and parents met Friday morning to oppose DeVos' radical policies, which - to some - seem to abandon traditional public education in favor of charter schools and alternative education. Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Education Committee.

Betsy DeVos is set to run the United States Department of Education after the Senate confirmed her appointment earlier this week. The day before, she visited Howard University, a historically black college, to meet with school leaders. DeVos is doing that quite well on her own.

Michael Bennet, a Democrat, voted against DeVos' confirmation.

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