The Politex Report #1212

BILLIONAIRE BETSY DEVOS AND TRUMP TWIST THE MINDS OF CHILDREN

"Senators only had five minutes each to question DeVos at the hearing, which took place before DeVos had completed paperwork from the Office of Government Ethics. However, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the chairman of the Health, Education, and Labor Committee, declined to hold a longer hearing or a second hearing and instead said members could submit further questions in writing. It’s a safe bet that the Democrats on the body still have a bunch they’d like answered."

--Good Overview: The Real Betsy DeVos. https://t.co/hLIbHHZrzg

"Norm Eisen and Richard Painter, former White House chief ethics lawyers who were recently named to lead the board of government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, explain why DeVos’ hearing should not occur until all of her ethics and financial documents have been vetted and made public. “Shortchanging the ethics review process in Congress jeopardizes nominees’ ability to do their jobs if confirmed. The Senate, and all of us, need to know if nominees will, for example, sell investments that create conflicts. If not, will they recuse themselves from certain issues? Will they have so many recusals that they cannot reasonably perform their duties, or will they be running the constant risk of violating the anti-conflicts laws?”

DeVos is invested in a Michigan charter school, per Politico, and the Wall Street Journal exposed her indirect investment in an online student lending company. [As Sec. of Ed., she will oversee student lending.] She was, and possibly still is invested in for-profit online charter school company K12, Inc.

“The notion that DeVos will be questioned before entering into an ethics agreement and disclosing it along with her financial holdings is absurd,” write Eisen and Painter.

--Should Read: Questions and conflicts: Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s secretary of education choice, is surrounded by controversies https://t.co/k8cAuoBOxt

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School’s out: Inside Donald Trump’s extremest education agenda https://t.co/OFj7ZGxycI

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Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom" https://t.co/6UHvK84V5M

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Betsy DeVos Is Not a Mainstream School Reformer https://t.co/Mp10Zu3h2Y

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WATCH: Al Franken destroys Education appointee Betsy DeVos over her support for gay conversion therapy https://t.co/05pBD00cIa

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Watch Betsy DeVos Say She'd Allow Guns In Schools "To Protect From Potential Grizzlies” https://t.co/EwJ12kjpEr

Betsy DeVos Says Guns Should Be Allowed in Schools. They Might Be Needed to Shoot Grizzlies. https://t.co/JJ7EunYPm9

‘Grizzly bears?’: Internet loses it as DeVos pushes guns in schools to stop grizzly attacks https://t.co/Qp4scdBoO6

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DeVos Says States Shouldn't Have to Comply With Federal Law Protecting Disabled Students https://t.co/uLc1HvC3dR

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Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy — and couldn’t answer https://t.co/HwAC7VOG9Y

Betsy DeVos Got Schooled in Her Confirmation Hearing https://t.co/SBT9gc56na

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Trump’s education pick dodges a question about privatization of education https://t.co/i5Xi21lKeW

Worried This Billionaire Will Destroy Public Education, Teachers Have Some #Questions4Betsy https://t.co/safXYbcbIa

Enemy of Public Schools: Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate. NYT https://t.co/32GRyVAonB

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Betsy DeVos, an Heiress, Bashes Tuition-Free College: ‘There’s Nothing in Life That’s Truly Free’ https://t.co/XPDI4BkawP

Watch: Bernie Sanders asks Betsy DeVos the $200 million question https://t.co/AjRORpcs2V

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Betsy DeVos Will Not Stand Up for All Children, Civil Rights Advocates Warn https://t.co/nOKccFiAh7

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What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities https://t.co/Klc5sOwIwo

Everything we don’t know about Betsy DeVos https://t.co/4i1zvvOwVQ

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DeVos Dodges Questions On Guidelines To Combat Campus Sexual Assault https://t.co/2Vn60Bwjq1

Betsy DeVos hearing prompts fears for campus sexual assault protections https://t.co/03d08QQrWG

Trump’s Education pick could roll back efforts to fight campus sexual assault https://t.co/LlUARSSX6Z

DeVos says it’s ‘premature’ to commit to following Title IX guidance on campus sexual assault https://t.co/oO6DES8bdD

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Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, lauded as bold reformer, called unfit for job - WP https://t.co/FNUtEcWYsx

Ed Secretary John King tried to reform school discipline. He thinks we still have a long way to go. https://t.co/TLHohuW48r

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MORE: The Politex Report #1186 - DE VOS AND TRUMP: KILLING PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR CHRIST https://t.co/xEGXMfPR2J

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