Thanks to Republican efforts to rush the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. secretary of education, far too little is known about her understanding of education law and policy, financial interests or agenda for the nation’s public schools. Unlike most previous education secretaries, DeVos has no record of commitment to public education as an educator, administrator or elected official.
Because of her sparse record and the lack of time provided for questioning in her confirmation hearing, senators from the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions submitted more than 1,000 official written questions, desperate to better understand her intentions for the position. DeVos’ answers were alarming.
The above excerpt was originally published in U.S. News & World Report.
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