BETSY DEVOS CONFIRMED AS SEC. OF EDUCATION -WILL FOCUS ON SCHOOL CHOICE LIKE VOUCHER SYSTEM AND CHARTER SCHOOLS…MAKE AMERICAN SCHOOLS GREAT AGAIN!
TRUMP’S SEC. OF EDUCATION BETSY DEVOS IS GOING TO MAKE EDUCATION GREAT AGAIN! Democrats are only pro-choice when it comes to abortion. When it comes to giving parents a school choice, expect the Democrat Party and teachers unions to lock the gates and surround the walls making sure no kids are leaving their pathetic public schools for better private education through voucher system. De Vos is scary the Democrats because they know education is very close to American parents hearts. For the Democrats, her support for charter school automatically disqualifies her as Sec. of Education. But what really terrifies them is her support for voucher system, children finally going to private schools ( almost all are Christian schools ) to be paid by the government at half the cost of them going to public school.
From Washington Examiner: Betsy DeVos confirmed, VP Pence casts tiebreaking vote
Vice President Mike Pence saved Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be education secretary on Tuesday, by using his constitutional power to cast a tiebreaking vote in the Senate after two Republicans jumped ship and voted with Democrats against her confirmation.
Two centrist Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, followed through on their plans to vote against DeVos, citing opposition from teachers and parents who fear DeVos’ school choice advocacy will hurt public schools.
That created a 50-50 tie in the Senate, forced Pence to break the tie and confirm her in a 51-50 vote. It was the first time ever a vice president has broken a tie for a Cabinet slot.
Pence’s role took mere minutes. He was ushered into the Senate president’s chair and announced the roll call was split evenly before casting his vote in favor of DeVos.
Republicans praised her as a common-sense choice to help reform what for many is a broken educational system.
“Her support for public charter schools some people don’t like,” said Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. “But 2.7 million children attend them and their 6,800 schools are the most effective public school reform in 30 years.”