Thursday, January 19, 2017

From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable - The Washington Post

From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable - The Washington Post:

From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable



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From start to finish, this week’s Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary, was a remarkable affair — remarkable as in seriously unusual, uncomfortable to watch.
While many confirmation hearings have moments when somebody says or does something that raises eyebrows, the DeVos hearing on Tuesday was something of a spectacle throughout. (It’s no wonder stories about the hearing went viral on social media, something that doesn’t usually happen with education confirmation hearings.)
It wasn’t just that DeVos — who critics say supports policies that would privatize public education — seemed unable to answer basic questions and made some rather startling statements. Among them:
And she stuck to her talking points even past the silly point in a back-and-forth with Sen. Tim From start to finish, the DeVos education confirmation hearing was rather remarkable - The Washington Post:

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