Betsy DeVos Has Officially Been Confirmed As Trump's Education Secretary

Getty- Spencer Platt

Getty- Spencer Platt

Mike Pence cast the deciding vote for her nomination in a historic tie-breaker. I've heard from an overwhelming number of MI families who have shared their strong concerns about her long record of pushing policies that have seriously undermined public education in MI and failed our children.

Republican Senators Susan Collins of ME, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, were the only two Republican Senators not to vote for DeVos.

Labor groups and other organizations have spoken against her nomination, and some even held protests, but nothing can seem to stop the one Betsy DeVos from among several of Trump's picks for cabinet. Collins said she was concerned by DeVos's "concentration on charter schools and vouchers", as well as about DeVos' "apparent lack of familiarity" with a law guaranteeing a free education to special-needs children.

Mr Trump stood behind his nominee, accusing Democrats of fighting progress and change.

Colorado's education advocates are vowing to roll up their sleeves and continue the work of protecting public schools after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Secretary of Education by the U.S. Senate Tuesday.

The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as the next secretary of education and the decision is being met with controversy among educators and parents. Last night, I urged my Republican colleagues to oppose her nomination, because if we can not set party loyalty aside long enough to perform the essential duty of vetting the President's nominees, then I don't know what we are even doing here. "No Washington mandates for specific kind of teacher evaluation with Betsy Devos in charge of the department of education".

After DeVos' confirmation, the Senate moved to vote on Sen.

The 48 senators in the Democratic caucus were joined by two Republicans - Sen.

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