Watch Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren School Trump's Education Secretary Pick

The Reason Foundation's report on school choice and privatization for 2016 shows yet another major increase in the number of families sending their kids into charter school programs.

She also stumbled on some key issues - and raised the prospect that some America's children need protection from grizzly bears.

Dromm added that any such initiatives would cut dollars to public schools already in financial distress.

After Murphy pushed DeVos about why she can't say definitively whether they belong, DeVos brought up a story Sen.

"When Senator Tim Kaine asked her whether all schools receiving federal funds should be subject to the same federal regulations, she was evasive".

Last night it was potential Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' turn, and amid questions pertaining to gun violence in schools and children with disabilities, came a tangentially relevant question from Senator Al Franken. Elizabeth Warren pointed out that the billionaire has absolutely no experience with public education and student loans. "I think accountability is highly important, and I support accountability for all schools, which is why I supported the most recent legislation in MI that is now holding all schools, including traditional public schools, accountable for performance and I will continue to support accountability and I will continue to support the implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act as Congress has intended it".

DeVos was questioned by Sen. As education Secretary DeVos must have one primary mission - to let the states regain control over their schools and parents a choice over their children's education.

On science: Some critics have questioned DeVos's commitment to fact-based science education because of her past support for Republicans who have denied that climate change exists and who voted for bills that bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.




It's remarkable how much opposition to the growth of charter schools absolutely ignores the parents' support and embrace of them (other than trying to mislead the public that access is confined to wealthy surburbanites with the right connections).

"Everything I have seen tells me that Betsy is ready to take on this assignment and do it very well", Lieberman said in his introduction.

"Senator Chris Murphy of CT asked if she would support a gun-free schools law, and she waffled".

"I support accountability", she answered with a laugh.

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education, has a unusual way of demonstrating the animosity toward gay people she is being accused by some of harboring.

"I support Betsy DeVos and the nomination, but it's a qualified support. Enzi and the school that he was talking about in Wapiti, Wyoming", she said.

Agudath Israel of America said in a letter January 17 to the Senate Education Committee at the start of the hearing that it "stands in support" of DeVos, who is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for the position.

The Independent senator of Vermont also pressed DeVos for cooperation on making college tuition free.

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