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“There’s nothing in life that is truly free. Somebody’s going to pay for it.”  ~ Betsy DeVos

“There’s nothing in life that is truly free. Somebody’s going to pay for it.” ~ Betsy DeVos

| February 5, 2017 | Reply

The vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education is expected early this week.   DeVos needs 51 “yes” votes to be confirmed.    Currently, the Senate is split at 50 – 50 after two Republicans defected.   Unless there are more defections from Republicans, Vice-President Pence will be called upon to break the […]

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DeVos vote expected early next week

DeVos vote expected early next week

| February 3, 2017 | Reply

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education has become the most contentious of all of President Trump’s nominees.  A full Senate vote is expected early next week.  DeVos needs 51 votes to be confirmed.    Currently, the Senate is split at 50 – 50 after two Republicans defected and announced this week that […]

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Is the DeVos nomination in trouble?

Is the DeVos nomination in trouble?

| January 25, 2017 | Reply

Several recent developments in the DeVos confirmation for Secretary of Education are making many wonder if the DeVos nomination is in trouble? After a disastrous first hearing on January 17, the vote for her confirmation was scheduled for January 24.  The vote has now been postponed until January 31 but that could change again.   Democrats […]

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The disastrous hearings of Betsy DeVos

The disastrous hearings of Betsy DeVos

| January 19, 2017 | Reply

How did Devos do in her Senate Confirmation hearing? Not well.  DeVos was as much hiding Republican supported policies as the Democrats were looking for gotcha moments.  Senator Lamar Alexander appeared interested in protecting the damsel in distress and her policies than in truly vetting her ideas and policies.  He limited questioning to one round of […]

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DeVos Confirmation Hearing Postponed

DeVos Confirmation Hearing Postponed

| January 10, 2017 | Reply

The confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, was scheduled for Wednesday, January 11.  It has been postponed until January 17.    We oppose the DeVos nomination.  Our reasons are included in a previous post, “Stop Common Core in Michigan respectfully request President-elect Trump to “drain the swamp” and pull the plug […]

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DeVos hearing set for Jan. 11

DeVos hearing set for Jan. 11

| January 5, 2017 | 1 Reply

The Washington Post reports that the Senate will hold confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, on January 11.   The DeVos nomination is opposed by many on both sides of the political spectrum for her position on charters, school choice, common core and more. Conservative commentator, Michelle Malkin, stated she believes […]

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Common Core is becoming a flashpoint for President-elect Trump

Common Core is becoming a flashpoint for President-elect Trump

| December 14, 2016 | Reply

Common Core has become an unexpected flashpoint in President-elect Trump’s pick of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.  Yahoo News picks up the story and notes the push back of DeVos and her alleged assertion she is against Common Core Karen Braun, an anti-Common Core activist, was unconvinced. […]

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DeVos opposes “FEDERALIZED Common Core.” (video)

DeVos opposes “FEDERALIZED Common Core.” (video)

| December 10, 2016 | 1 Reply

DeVos’s nomination as Secretary of Education is getting scrutinized.  Rightly so.  Parents, educators, and grassroots activists across the state of Michigan know exactly who DeVos is and her position on Common Core.   We’re not fooled by a single carefully parsed statement on a webpage that she is “not a supporter – period.”   We know the […]

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Dick & Betsy DeVos admit they influence elections and legislation with consequences and rewards.

Dick & Betsy DeVos admit they influence elections and legislation with consequences and rewards.

| December 1, 2016 | Reply

President-elect Trump campaigned on the promise that he will “drain the swamp.”   His pledge resonated with voters who are tired of special interests controlling the outcome of elections and influencing legislation.   Unfortunately, he nominated Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.  DeVos is part of the Lansing “swamp.” Through her group, Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP)  […]

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The DeVos Choice Means No Real Choice for Parents, Students, and Educators

The DeVos Choice Means No Real Choice for Parents, Students, and Educators

| November 30, 2016 | Reply

In the previous post, the leadership at Stop Common Core in Michigan respectfully requested President-elect Donald Trump to “drain the swamp” and pull the plug on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.  The team at Stop Common Core in Michigan believe that Betsy DeVos is a proponent of Common Core “high standards” […]

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