Republican Sen. Lankford Supports Trump's Education Secretary Nominee

Besty De Vos during her hearing

Susan Collins of ME - decided they would vote against the confirmation of Trump's pick for education secretary.

DeVos might not have been Trump's choice to be education secretary.

"In my four-plus years in the Senate I've not had a single issue that has generated so much effort to contact my office as the nomination of Betsy DeVos", Kaine said during a speech at 3 a.m. Tuesday. They said that she is unqualified and cited her lack of personal or professional public education experience.

"She has never attended a public school and her children have never attended a public school", Deb Gnuse, a Wasmer Elementary School teacher, said.

Department of Education latest DeVos family acquisition. Tom Cotton and Sen. They cast her as an enemy of public schools and civil rights, especially for students with disabilities. During her confirmation hearing, DeVos seemed to know very little about the education system in the United States and even advocated use of guns in some schools because of the threat of grizzly bears.

Senator Lamar Alexander, of Tennesse, and former Secretary of Education, was upset with his colleagues for being against DeVos.

Trump responds to UC Berkeley protests, threatens to pull funding
Yiannopoulos also said at the time he didn't know if he will be called upon by White House press secretary Sean Spicer. A lighting fixture set up for the event was lit on fire, which then spread to a nearby tree.

Charter school advocates in North Carolina where 82,000 students are enrolled in the alternative education program are cheering the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, McClatchy DC reported.

In a statement from the Altoona School District Superintendent, Connie Biedron, she says "I think it's a travesty and a low blow for education in the country".

It was the first time a sitting vice-president has ever voted to break a tie for a Cabinet pick. A final vote to confirm her is expected to come Tuesday, with the outcome resting on a razor-thin margin.

With the federal government accounting for about 10 percent of education spending and with most federal budget decisions requiring congressional approval, DeVos will have little financial influence.

Two Republicans and all 48 Democrats in the Senate voted no on DeVos' confirmation.

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