Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos won confirmation as education secretary Tuesday by the slimmest of margins, pushed to approval only by the historic tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence. The entire 48-strong Democratic caucus voted against Ms DeVos and so did two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.
The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is blasting Tuesday's Senate vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education, saying it is a "sad day for children". According to the Senate historian, it was the first time in Senate history that a vice president was needed to break a tie on a Cabinet nominee.
"Next year I'll have my first public high school teaching job, and I am still really excited about it despite this monstrous mistake being posted as our head of the Department of Ed", biologist and science teacher Allie Sherman, from Marin County, California, said. Two independent-minded Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, joined them in voting no.
Americans say they care about public education, but they haven't the slightest idea how public education works in this country.
"I hope to earn your trust and confidence as we work together", she said. But under charter and voucher systems, how many low-income students actually have access to alternative schools?
"Throughout this entire process, Betsy DeVos has shown that she is unqualified for the position, but that didn't seem to matter to most Republicans because they and their party have benefitted from the huge campaign contributions signed by the DeVos family". I am honored to be a soldier in that movement for children.
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On Wednesday, the Republican Party in IL launched a website that called Chris Kennedy "a pawn of Mike Madigan". Kennedy responded, "Absolutely not but I think we need to see that there are three branches of government".
"The irony is inescapable; teachers have to demonstrate they are qualified in order to stand in front of a classroom, and now we have the leader of education in the USA with no qualifications", said Carl Korn, spokesman for the New York State United Teachers, referring to DeVos' lack of direct experience in public education.
In fact, DeVos was condemned by many on the left because she has no previous experience in public education and favors school choice through the use of vouchers and "tax credit scholarships", which allow companies to grant scholarships to young students and offset tax liability. The vice president came down to the Senate and he broke that vote, which got her over the finish line. That's why we leave that to Public Safety to protect us and take care of us.
Students acknowledged DeVos had already been confirmed, but were also protesting the vote of Toomey. "But far too many kids, too many millions of kids today, do not have a quality educational choice in their communities", he said. Betsy DeVos co-founded GLEP, and she was on the board when the group lobbied for the law. Her appointment as education secretary could bring her another chance to make that happen. This was reflected in questions posed to DeVos regarding conversion therapy (she opposes), LGBT rights (she supports equality of all people), and her family's contributions to religious groups (so?).
However, agency officials said the issue is nothing more than a technical glitch that is being addressed.
The start of the Trump administration creates an opportunity to ensure state and local governance of education, which is essential to enhance public education. "Clearly, if money were the solution, our schools would be problem-free".
Rayos' deportation is possibly the first one in Arizona that is a direct result of Trump's executive order on illegal immigration. Her daughter Jacqueline said: "The only crime my mother committed was to go to work to give a better life for her children".
The latter of which came out in 2003, which means it has been more than a decade since we've had a Lara Croft film. Good luck landing jumps, climbing mountains and running up things (or away from things) with those.
The former politician strongly denies the allegations, vowing to contest the order to stand trial, according to the network. The so-called "Bygmalion affair" began after claims that invoices for Sarkozy's campaign were passed off as party expenses.
Meanwhile, the administration has revealed few details about the crucial intelligence it says was gathered during the operation. But White House spokesman Sean Spicer defended the operation on Wednesday, calling it "absolutely a success".
Because Will Arnett proved to be wonderful as the tiny Caped Crusader in "The LEGO Movie" and we couldn't wait to see more of it. The film opens with an action scene that bears a striking resemblance to The Dark Knight Rises prologue.
If the weak yen does come up, Abe is prepared to defend Japan's monetary policy as a means to break free of deflation. Trump held his first such summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May late last month.
There is a long history of Israel enduring condemnations and difficulties. "Israelis have gone through very hard times". The president made clear he did not want to publicly criticise Israel: "I don't want to condemn Israel".
Winter Storm Niko is here and if work or college is canceled, a fun way to pass the time with friends is to play drinking games. Temperatures Wednesday set a new record high of 65 F at Kennedy airport, almost 30 degrees above average for early February.
Thiago Alcantara, meanwhile , said he had not known of Lahm's impending retirement and added: "Philipp could play until he's 100". Lahm, 33, joined Bayern aged 11 and has spent nearly his entire career there, but will exit at the end of the season.
After the Elakha set sail on 2 February, it was intercepted by Australian border officials just after midnight. Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan confirmed it was the largest cocaine bust in Australia's history.
The Treasury Department posted a listing on Friday, naming the individuals and the companies added to the sanctions list. The US Treasury says the sanctions are part of its "ongoing efforts to counter Iranian malign activity overseas ".
Oakley was arrested by security at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. LeBron and several other current players were incensed by the New York Knicks' treatment of Oak.
But the rest of the month was positive for Swansea as they claimed six points out of six to climb out of the bottom three. Billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha even flew in from Thailand to assure the Italian his job was safe.
Her blood alcohol content was 0.22 percent, more than five times the limit for commercial drivers, which is 0.04 percent. The Billikens traveled on a different bus with a new driver to a local airport.
American Airlines, JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines were among carriers that listed cancellations at Armstrong Airport. Airport officials said people traveling to the Northeast should check with their airlines for specific information.
Pakistan Navy personnel hoist the national flags of participating countries during the opening ceremony of Aman-17 in Karachi. Nine platforms from nine countries arrived to participate in the naval exercise, according to a statement by the navy.
Forecasts for events and public places has been introduced years ago and recently spotted in its News Feed in the United Kingdom . It is said that the idea behind implementing this feature is to ensure that the users stay hooked onto the Facebook app .
Melania Trump has settled her defamation lawsuit against a Maryland blogger, according to multiple reports. So to Trump, her time as first lady was the ideal time to expand her brand and making more millions.
Nationwide, more than 51,000 solar jobs were added previous year for a total of more than 260,000 people employed in the industry. By and large, the establishment discovers, somewhere in the range of 260,000 Americans now work in the solar industry.
For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 6.3%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 17.9%. The High end of the Estimate is $16.43 Billion, while the Low end of the Estimate is $15.88 Billion.
The fall armyworm is new to South Africa‚ meaning no pesticide has been registered for use‚ and proven successful‚ in fighting it. Scientists have said that the pest could spread to other near zones like Asia and the Mediterranean in the upcoming years.
Mrs May said she made the Government's "position clear" when the two leaders met at Number 10 on Monday for talks. She said May would voice concern about how the "continued increase of settlements activity undermines trust".
While snow totals are expected to be about an inch, the mixture of snow and freezing rain could make tomorrow's commute unsafe . The South Fork could be hit with six inches of snow or more mid-week if a developing winter storm stays on track.