Betsy DeVos,under Question in the US Senate

Press Release 690

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Press Release 690

 

BETSY DEVOS, A BILLIONAIRE DEDICATED TO ‘CHRISTIANISING’ EDUCATION

UNDER QUESTION IN US SENATE

 

Opposition to DeVos in US Senate  

DeVos is one of the Trump nominees Democrats have zeroed in on, hoping that the controversy surrounding her will convince enough Republicans to vote to block the appointment. So far, no Republicans have said they will. 

Betsy DeVos, floundered during her confirmation hearing last week as Democrats took turns questioning her ability to lead the department. DeVos, a billionaire from a powerful Republican family in Michigan, has been dedicated to funnelling money to “school choice” efforts ― and away from public schools. 

“Betsy DeVos would single-handedly decimate our public education system if she were confirmed,” Schumer said. “Her plan to privatize education would deprive students from a good public education, while helping students from wealthy families get another leg up.” 

Earlier this week, Democrats urged Republicans to schedule a second hearing for them to ask DeVos more questions now that all of her paperwork has been released by the Office of Government Ethics. It’s unlikely to happen, but the committee vote on her nomination was postponed until the end of the month.

 

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