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Trump's Ed pick has "much to learn"

Yahoo reports that DeVos nomination on thin ice with 2 GOP senators opposed

Posted on
Feb 02, 2017

Yesterday, two Republican Senators, Sue Collins from Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, announced that they will be voting against Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.  Check out some coverage from Yahoo about the future of her nomination.

Donald Trump's nomination of school choice activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary is on thin ice after two Republican senators vowed to vote against her.

DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor who spent more than two decades promoting charter schools, has emerged as one of Trump's most controversial Cabinet picks facing fierce opposition from Democrats, teachers unions and civil rights activists. With Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in opposition, the nomination could die if DeVos loses the support of one more Republican — and all Democrats vote against her.

Murkowski said she believed DeVos has much to learn about public education.

"I have serious concerns about a nominee to be secretary of education who has been so involved on one side of the equation, so immersed in the push for vouchers that she may be unaware of what actually is successful within the public schools and also what is broken and how to fix them," Murkowski said.

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