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Betsy DeVos Confirmation Gets Heated Reaction on Social Media

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Betsy DeVos speaks during Senate hearings to confirm her as Education Secretary. AP

Reaction to the Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary got swift reaction from several corners standing in stern disagreement with the appointment. President Trump’s pick for the position was greenlighted after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 Senate tie on Tuesday, ending several weeks of debate over the controversial nomination.

Opponents cite her lack of experience with public schools, her open financial support of Republican politicians and her well known championing of school choice, which many say will undermine public schools. Others say that her testimony during Senate hearings demonstrate little knowledge of current public education or policies involving schools and use her home state of Michigan and the job she did as a charter school advocate there.

Supporters say that she is a reformer of education and will disrupt a sluggish, uninspiring system that needs modernization. But with the confirmation, she will likely find as much opposition as Trump has been overall on his policies. Social media became heated over DeVos taking the new job. Here are a few of the reactions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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