The Future of Education Under Secretary Betsy DeVos

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Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
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Vice President Mike Pence made history yesterday when he broke a 50-50 tie to confirm the nomination of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, following a heated debate over her qualifications. The vocal opposition to DeVos's nomination was based in large part on her strong support of charter schools and voucher programs, and concerns that her policies could harm public schools.

Education reporter and editor of The Hechinger Report, Liz Willenexplains the numbers behind charter and public schools, how voucher programs work, and what the future of U.S. education could look like under Betsy DeVos.