DeVos vote bodes ill for bipartisanship

DeVos vote bodes ill for bipartisanship

However, DeVos was less accepted by group of protesters at a Washington, D.C., public school, where she meant to visit Friday but was blocked from entering the building.

DeVos's qualifications to serve as secretary of education are so weak that two Republican senators declined to vote for her.

The union, who said they did not support DeVos' nomination, stated they hoped she would be successful. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Susan Collins, Maine, joined the entire Democratic caucus to oppose her.

Cabero said she is anxious about DeVos' lack of experience within the public school system.

DeVos, an aggressive proponent of charter schools, was visiting the school for a meeting with the D.C. schools chancellor, In a video clip circulated by ABC 7 News WJLA-TV, protesters blocked DeVos' way as she attempted to use the back entrance.

CNN reported that members of BlackLivesMatter DC, the Black Youth Project, and other groups also showed up after the groups sent social media messages urging people to protest at the school.

I have been teaching courses centered on American education history - school choice in particular - for nearly five years at Duke University.

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"My family is the biggest contributor of soft money to the Republican National Committee", DeVos said.

One of the most telling signs of the changes to come in the Department of Education comes from looking at DeVos's own experiences with public education-or lack thereof.

Given the overwhelming support President Trump received in rural areas in the 2016 election, it's puzzling why he would choose an education secretary who might seriously undercut public schools that are of vital importance in rural areas. Local educators and advocates explain how the Department of Education and DeVos, could have an impact locally.

One Twitter user replied to DeVos" question by telling her she could find pencils "At the store. Tuesday, by the narrowest possible margin, DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education, resulting in a divisive administration becoming even more so. Conceptually, charter schools work to return equilibrium to the relationship between the individual and the state.

You could say that maybe things won't be as bad as they seem or we'll get used to it, but the truth is this woman is educating America's children, and, at least for the time she holds office, the future of the education system looks murky.

Eric Steeves, superintendent of schools in East Millinocket, said if his district is forced to bus students wherever they want, it could be catastrophic, especially considering winter weather conditions on rural roads. "One of the reasons why they proliferated so much is because you get tax breaks through the New Market Tax Credit, which is why you have a lot of hedge funds involved in charter schools".

Eastern Pennsylvania resident Shae Ashe chose to run for a spot on his local school board in direct response to DeVos' ascension to her new role.