Al Frankel Slams Trump's Education Pick Over Gay Conversation Therapy
00:53, Jan 20, 2017
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Other groups linked to Mrs DeVos' family have previously donated $200,000 in a successful bid to add an anti-gay marriage amendment to the MI ballot, and at least $500,000 to the National Organization for Marriage.
For me, her nomination is the right hook that followed the gut punch of Trump becoming our Commander-in-Chief.
DEVOS: I think that's best left to locales and states to decide.
DeVos, whose family owns the Orlando Magic, has been a vocal advocate of charter and private schools.
Betsy DeVos places parents like me and kids like Sam first, which is why I believe she will be an excellent education secretary.
DeVos, a MI billionaire and Republican mega-donor who has faced contentious confirmation hearings this week, has been criticized as a longtime aggressive advocate for charter schools and private-school voucher programs.
DeVos' work has centered on promoting these kinds of opportunities for families - especially those who are poor.
Senate Democrats grill the president-elect's nominee for US education secretary, who struggled to answer basic questions about public schools.
In the coming days, watch for a Policy Watch examination of exactly how much influence Trump's nominee could wield over North Carolina's public schools. DeVos is not an educator, holds only a bachelor's degree from a small Christian college, and is a charter schools activist who has called public schools a "dead end".
"Their game plan is to starve the public schools to name them as failures and to blame the teachers and therefore to move to the privatization of our public schools which I think is a very unsafe thing", said Collins.
In a letter addressed to the committee, 38 prominent education groups and teachers' organizations expressed concern that DeVos' track record bodes ill for public education.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions Donald Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Education at her confirmation hearing Wednesday.
The Independent senator of Vermont also pressed DeVos for cooperation on making college tuition free. She also asked whether DeVos will divest herself of any family business enterprises that may represent a conflict of interest in her job, including one student loan refinancing company. Fourteen years of tax forms, from 2001 through 2014, list DeVos as one of the foundation's vice presidents, along with other family members. We talked about this in my office.
Betsy DeVos herself has never been a teacher, an administrator, or even a student in a public school system, and refused to send her children to private schools either. In Tuesday's hearings, DeVos said she had not used those words.
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