American Federation Of Teachers President On Education Secretary Pick Betsy DeVos

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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks about education, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington. (Cliff Owen/AP)

The confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of education, begins Tuesday.

DeVos, a billionaire Republican fundraiser and education lobbyist, is a supporter of charter schools and voucher programs, and a controversial choice to head the Department of Education.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten), president of the American Federation of Teachers and one of DeVos’s chief critics, about what kind of questions she hopes DeVos will face at her confirmation hearing.

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