He cast his tie-breaking vote in favor of DeVos to officially confirm her as Secretary of Education.
Hassan says she opposes the sort of school choice programs supported by DeVos because they "often ... leave out students whose families can not afford to pay the part of the tuition that the voucher does not cover; the programs also leave behind students with disabilities because the schools do not accommodate their complex needs". She won confirmation in the Senate on Tuesday by the slimmest possible margin. The nomination of Betsy DeVos was divided 50-50 in Congress, with Vice President Mike Pence having to break the tie for the nomination.
Meanwhile, parents, teachers and others across the country are looking for clues as to whether DeVos will fulfill their hopes or reinforce their fears.
Donahue said that for security reasons, she could not provide any information about the number of marshals assigned to DeVos, nor whether they are providing round-the-clock protection.
Speaking against DeVos during that all-nighter, Connecticut Sen.
Civil rights advocates have expressed concern over DeVos' stance on discrimination issues, pointing to her support of anti-LGBT groups. She said that federal law protecting students with disabilities was really a state-level issue.
Tax money should not pay for private-school vouchers because private schools receive money through numerous generous donations.
ICE Arrests Undocumented Domestic Violence Victim Moments After Obtaining A Protective Order
Bernal said she believes that the woman was set up by her abusive boyfriend who knew the details of her court appearance. Bernal said she's doing all she can to reassure victims of abuse - especially if they're undocumented.
Much like the current President of the United States, DeVos has a major lack of experience when it comes to dealing with education and educational policy. As taxpayer-funded public schools, charters are open to all students and subject to the same accountability systems as traditional public schools.
The goal of ESSA was to actually give a lot of control over educational policy back to local authorities while still making sure poorly performing students and schools are focused on for improvement. Could the public's schools be replaced by a marketplace of schools that have little connection to the children and their families, their cultures and communities that have no obligation to serve a public objective? Cities that choose school choice programs, like New Haven, nearly always end up curtailing funding for neighborhood public schools in favor of district charter schools.
When I think about Ruby Bridges, I think about so many Black students, including my mother, who at some point in their lives, had to help integrate schools and deal with the vileness and unsubstantiated hatred from dimwitted White folks.
Less money, more choice and competition makes American education great again. They also don't know what stock I come from.
An October 2016 Brookings report titled "Segregation, Race and Charter Schools: What do we know?" disentangles the effects of race and poverty.
Fortunately, the damage that DeVos is able to inflict on public schools may be limited. With DeVos in charge - and with a gang of Republicans to boot - that elusive bargain is in peril now more than ever. Mrs. DeVos, naturally. And what does this mean for the future of science education?
Many Twitter users were offended by the cartoon, which they viewed as putting forward a false equivalency between DeVos, who faced questions about her qualifications for a Cabinet position, and a child facing violence for desegregating a school.