Toomey pops left's bubble - will back Trump education nominee Betsy DeVos
The Senate confirmation vote for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos could come down to one vote.
"Mrs. DeVos is the product of her experience", Collins said.
"Her concentration on charter schools and vouchers, however, raises question about whether or not she fully appreciates that the secretary of education's primary focus must be on helping states. strengthen our public schools". "But a public school has to take every child who comes to the front door, whether they understand English, whether they are in a wheelchair, whether they have a learning disability - it does not matter".
Trump's Education Secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, however, seems to be struggling.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin plans to vote against Betsy DeVos for U.S. education secretary, Manchin said in a statement released Wednesday. With one more dissenting Republican, however, Democrats would have officially defeated a Cabinet nominee for the first time since defense secretary nominee John Tower was voted down in 1989.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is overseeing DeVos' confirmation hearing. Collins laid out her reasons for opposing the appointment of Betsy DeVos. With both Collins and Murkowski voting against DeVos, the vote could end up at 50-50, as no Democrats are expected to vote for her and no other Republicans have so far said they are opposed.
Liberal groups hoped Wednesday they could pressure the Pennsylvania Republican into casting a decisive vote against DeVos, President Trump's pick to lead the Department of Education, and thus deny her confirmation. If he is confirmed prior to the DeVos vote, his seat in the Senate will be left vacant. She has spent much of her adult life donating millions to politicians - majority antigay - so that she can in turn lobby them for support her favorite pet cause: vouchers that give money to conservative religious schools.
It appears even West Virginia's Sen.
Grayson said she supported at least one idea proposed by Trump and DeVos: to give school districts greater control of education. She has spent more than two decades advocating for charter schools in her home state of MI, as well as promoting conservative religious values. The Vice President of East Lansing's school board shares her comments. That goes for public, charter, and private schools.
"He had wonderful women working for him when he was governor of the state of Tennessee at a high level", he said. "She is smart, she is capable, her only agenda is getting disadvantaged students into schools that are best for them".
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