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February 07, 2017

School Choice Advocate Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Next Education Secretary

Billionaire school choice advocate Betsy DeVos squeaked across the finish line to win Senate confirmation as President Donald Trump's secretary of education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.

February 02, 2017

In Defense of Virtual Charter Schools, DeVos Cites Questionable Numbers

In written responses to a key Democratic senator, the nominee for education secretary used those figures to argue that full-time online charter schools are a valuable option for families.

February 01, 2017

Charter School Booster and Billionaire, Eli Broad, Urges Senators to Drop DeVos

In a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, Eli Broad urged them to reject fellow billionaire and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos' nomination.

January 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos Answers Questions to Key Democratic Concerns on School Choice

Although the Senate education committee voted to approve Betsy DeVos' nomination as education secretary, she has faced many questions from Democrats on her support for school choice.

January 26, 2017

Trump Issues Proclamation, Declares This 'National School Choice Week'

Trump's proclamation comes several days into the pre-existing National School Choice Week, which has been celebrated since 2011.

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