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President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for US secretary of education would threaten children's access to equal education and is unfit to head the Department of Education, civil rights groups said ahead of Betsy DeVos' Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderOvernight Healthcare: CBO projects 18M could lose coverage after ObamaCare repeal Dems demand second hearing for Trump's Education nominee Health pick's trades put STOCK Act in spotlight MORE (R-Tenn.) said at the start of the meeting that each senator would have 5 minutes to questionDeVos, who has drawn sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers.
And in typical Sanders-style, he was, ah, straightforward about his thinking behind the questions.
"Her support for an all-of-the-above approach to K-12 education - from charter schools, to public, private and online education - defines the school choice movement that has helped countless children across many of our states", they wrote. "I was not happy about how you talked about this issue when we met".
"I share President-elect Trump's view that it's time to shift the debate from what the system thinks is best for kids to what moms and dads want, expect and deserve", she plans to say, adding that she is "a firm believer that parents should be empowered to choose the learning environment that's best for their individual children". That's the law gives that gives states more control over education.
She subscribes to one big idea: All children, regardless of zip code, have a right to a quality education. And she is willing to destroy public education and use tax dollars to support private religious schools in order to promote her dreams of theocracy. Much of this giving has come through the couple's own foundation, which also supports arts organizations and a public charter high school that seeks to prepare students for careers in aviation.
Not only is that unsafe, but thanks to DeVos, charter schools in her home state of MI are under the least amount of regulation imaginable, yet soak up public funds.
"The vast majority of students in this country will continue to attend public schools". And while few Mississippians aside from policy wonks and educators may know DeVos as a household name, the state is on her radar. "She understands the urgency of reforming our education system now".
In discussing the District's Opportunity Scholarship Program - the nation's only federally funded voucher plan - Williams said his city's experience with vouchers had been "an awesome success" and that DeVos "fought by my side to help make it happen" over the opposition of some in his own party. The Trump-DeVos agenda is created to undermine that mission and harm our students and public schools.
According to The New York Times, DeVos will likely face "unusually stiff resistance" throughout the confirmation process although nominees for the position typically "breeze through" the confirmation process with bipartisan approval. DeVos' nomination has also been opposed for her family's ties to anti-LGBT groups and for her lack of experience in public education.
The Patriots rush defense has played very well , ranking 4th in run defense in DVOA and hasn't allowed a rushing TD since Week 8. But he threw more interceptions (16) than touchdowns (15), while completing just 59 percent of his passes.
The pass never got there as Clowney read the play and tipped the ball up in the air before coming down with the interception. Mario Edwards is dealing with an illness, while on the offensive side, left tackle Donald Penn has been declared out.
Pandya was called to the point position from the point boundary, Kohli said fine. "I was glad I was out there with him". The Men in Blue are themselves on a good run, having beaten New Zealand 3-2 in a five-match series a year ago .
If the Giants can fix things up front, they should be a solid contender for a division if not a conference title a year from now. But Peppers was less than enthusiastic about it. "If he doesn't practice Saturday, he won't play in the game ".
Then, we get at them. "We have to remember it is about us, to get our stuff together before we worry about other people". The way the Steelers defense ended the season wasn't a ringing endorsement that they have a handle on stopping the run.
The announcement sent the share price of Samsung Electronics falling 2.14 percent, shaving billions off its market capitalisation. Lee is the defacto head of the conglomerate, as he is the only son of chairman Lee Kun-hee, who is incapacitated.
The Hawks were led by RB Thomas Rawls who rushed for 161 yards and a TD, while QB Russell Wilson threw for two scores of his own. Sherman hooked Jones' right arm as he was draped over the receiver, but there was no call on the apparent pass interference.
As a result, the Gophers' recruiting class, which ranked 77th in the nation before Fleck's hiring, has surged to 49th. Fleck and former LSU coach Les Miles both interviewed for Minnesota's vacant coaching job this week.
Considerations will need to be made and if you plan on going to the game stay up to date with the latest on this winter storm. The ice storm will continue in the central Plains Sunday . "We could see some pretty strong storms as well", Brown said.
The spokesman said Toomey supports a two-year transition before phasing out the Medicaid expansion and premium tax credits. As we noted, the Affordable Care Act offers some benefits that the Republican majority in the House seems to appreciate.
For his career, he's an 42.9 percent three-point shooter with the Hawks , Utah Jazz , Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers . The Hawks don't have much use for Dunleavy and are looking to move him, so it hard to grade them fully at this point.
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Serena Williams lost her No. 1 ranking to Angelique Kerber when she fell in the semifinals of the US Open to Karolina Pliskova. It is all a far cry from events past year , when Murray was torn between his title attempt and what was happening back home.
Thousands rally for Obamacare
Trump said his plan for replacing most aspects of Obama's health-care law is all but finished. Now, ahead of a Trump presidency, Warren wants to make sure these services remain in effect.
Teen kidnapped as newborn in 1998 found alive, well in SC
Mobley's mother was 16 years old at the time. "They've taken footprints from 15 babies and have done DNA testing on two others". There is no statute of limitations in the case and she could face life in prison. "She appears to be normal and healthy".
Iraq confirms oil-output cut even as exports rise
EIA estimates that natural gas as a source of fuel in utility-scale electricity generation beat coal for the first time in 2016. It is up some 11 per cent since the November 30 Opec agreement , the first such cut in eight years.
Kerry to attend Mideast peace conference in Paris
We need to support the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and to stop Israel from becoming an apartheid state. Israel is protesting the Paris summit and has warned its attendees against setting out parameters for a two-state solution.
Nintendo Switch Presentation Live Stream Schedule
If a lot of people pre-order the Switch , Nintendo will know that it's a hot-ticket item and can manufacture accordingly. One is that it's a hybrid system that doubles as a home console when docked and a portable system when undocked.
Alibaba Founder Ma Describes Trump Meeting As Very Productive
The president-elect called it a 'great meeting'. " China and US relations should be strengthened and more friendly", he said. The job pledge comes amid tensions between China and the incoming United States administration over trade and Taiwan.
Fifa Vote To Expand World Cup To 48 Teams
The format will not mean extra games for the tournament winners, however, as they will still play seven matches in total. The expanded tournament is expected to earn football's governing body an extra $1b (€950m) in sweet, sweet revenue.
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While the Tigers won the initial three meetings, the Tide have won the last 13 contests, outscoring Clemson 435-94 over that span. The offense will provide the nation's best defense with enough points to slip past Watson, perhaps the nation's best playmaker.
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Deshaun Watson completed 23 of 365 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, but ran for 57 yards and two TDs. Qualkinbush's column - which we're guessing will be taped to every Alabama player's locker - begins innocently enough.