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Home School Legal Defense Association Urges Senators to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

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The Home School Legal Defense Association, a conservative legal, advocacy, and lobbying group, sent a letter to U.S. senators this week, urging them to confirm President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary.

Although relatively unknown prior to her nomination, Betsy DeVos has been an influential school choice advocate and philanthropist in both her home state of Michigan and beyond. Her nomination quickly became controversial over both her school choice advocacy work and her lack of experience in traditional public schools. DeVos has never worked in public education, nor did she or her children attend public schools.

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Source: Education Week | Arianna Prothero