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DeVos' nomination was marred with protests, and her confirmation narrowly went through, 51-50, with Vice President Mike Pence having to provide the tiebreaking vote in the Senate.

Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education means the end of public schools as we know them, her critics have charged. He then argued for an education agenda that includes expanded school choices for students to help "climb the ladders of success". The 51 "yes" votes only constituted Republicans, and "no's" included all 46 Democrats, Independents and two Republican senators from ME and Alaska.

But she faced a hard Senate confirmation process in large part because of her support for voucher programs and other alternatives to public education and because she purportedly never taught in a public school. And we must fight those who want to replace it with a corporate-run system or one that favors preaching instead of teaching in our schools.

He said charter schools in particular "have demonstrated fantastic gains and results".

We think DeVos is the flawless person to approach the department in a way that will shrink the education department's footprint and untie some of the strings attached to the federal dollars that make up roughly 10 percent of states' school budgets.

"I believe in exposing students to opportunities in school that mimic the world they're going to live in and that world they're going to live in is a diverse world", he said.

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The dashing skipper and batsman Virat Kohli, as usually hogged the limelight even in Hyderabad test with his double century. The replays suggested that the ball was hitting the stumps but the impact of the ball on his pad was outside the off stump.

"I'm really excited to be here today with parents and educators, representing traditional public schools, charter public schools, home schools, private schools - a range of choices", she said. Those resources belong to the public-school sector and should be used to support public education and its teachers.

It's already been a rocky start for the new education secretary, however. Some blamed the recent appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

Left with either public schooling that will become far sub-par with no federal funding, or private school that will drive families into debt, the consistency of education quality may suffer.

Charter schools, at face value, seem like a good idea for parents who support school choice and want to send their kids to better schools outside of their zip code, which is perfectly justifiable.

Third time lucky, it seems, for the US Department of Education. Charter schools are government funded but autonomously run-meaning they do not have to adhere to numerous standards and bureaucratic pathways of the public school system.


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