Despite having no experience in education, Betsy DeVos became Secretary of Education earlier this year by the narrowest of margins -- a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Until today, our local "newspapers" have published nothing but kind words about her. If you do a search on their website it yields at least a half-dozen . . .
Apparently writing op-ed pieces for the Gazette-Mail
Sunday's Charleston Gazette-Mail "Perspective" section featured articles by West Virginia's two senators. Joe Manchin's "W.Va. needs its public schools" had as its subheading "Secretary of Education nominee DeVos would be a poor choice for education." In the article, Manchin explains why he will not . . .
Good news, bad news
The good news is that West Virginia senator Joe Manchin will indeed vote against Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. The bad news appears to be that she will be approved anyway. From CNN:
The Senate voted early Friday to advance President Donald Trump's education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos to a final . . .
The Washington Post reports that DeVos apparently used a number of "uncited sources" on her questionaire
Senator Joe Manchin has already expressed his doubts about Trump's pick for head of education:
Manchin will not give a free pass to all GOP nominees. He has flagged two who are troubling to him: Betsy DeVos, the billionaire conservative philanthropist nominated for education secretary, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), the nominee for . . .