Utah protesters urge senators to deny Betsy Devos nomination
Utah protesters urge senators to deny Betsy Devos nomination
Sen. Warren Congress should reject Trump's secretary of education nomineeMore
31 January, 2017, 09:56
My belief in school choice stems directly from that notion, and is a primary driver of my support for Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
Late last week, as Hassan was putting out a statement announcing she would vote against confirmation, her GOP successor in the Corner Office, Gov. Chris Sununu, sent a letter to Sen.
Carrera said seeing hundreds of California teachers come together for one cause gave her hope that DeVos' nomination could be killed by the Senate committee voting Tuesday. Detroit, a city which has been struggling with education reform, has yet to see any real improvement through the policies DeVos lobbied for in the past two decades.
If as expected her nomination goes forward, it will move to the Senate floor for final confirmation. The event's organizers also asked protesters to thank Senators Gillibrand and Schumer for their promised votes against DeVos.
Casey says he will not vote in favor of her confirmation.
In other words, call like our democratic process depends on it. The request was denied by Chairman Alexander.
Carissa Carrera, bargaining chair for the Coachella Valley Teachers Association, said she took issue with DeVos' push to "privatize" education, her support for guns in schools and her inexperience with public education. "Betsy DeVos has never worked as an educator or in a public school in any capacity".
DeVos' nomination has received praise form several in Utah because of her position on charter schools, and more options for families. "I agree", Blumenauer said. Before the resolution passed, public school advocates demonstrated on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse, where the panel meeting took place. More than half are from Long Island. Congress is slated to reauthorize the Higher Education Act - the law concerning federally-funded student aid programs - in the next year, which makes it "critical" for groups like College Crusade that Devos continues to support GEAR UP by including it in the act's reauthorization if she is confirmed, Bramson said. Mrs. DeVos has also "committed to enforcing all federal laws and protecting the hard won rights of students with disabilities". DeVos has a history of advocacy for the educational needs of children, no matter their zip code, and is a most credible selection for an incoming administration vowing to bring wholesale improvements to our nation's education policies. Public and private funds poured into the charter initiatives, but there was virtually no transparency on how that money was spent.
Bramson added that Pell Grants are the largest source of aid most of his students receive. "The nomination of Betsy DeVos is offensive to the state of OR and the federal government's longstanding commitment to public education".
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