Previewing the Women's March; Congressional Boycott; What the Dept. of Education Can Do; On a President's Farewell

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Trump has chosen charter school advocate Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary in his administration.

Coming up on today's show:

  • Amy Chozick, political reporter for The New York Times, wraps up the most recent political developments and previews the forthcoming women's march on Washington after the inauguration.
  • At last count, more than 40 members of Congress — all Democrats — have announced plans to boycott the inauguration on Friday; Jerrold Nadler, U.S. Representative (NY-10), is one of them. He explains his choice.
  • Louis Freedberg, executive director of EdSource, founding director of California Watch at the Center for Investigative Reporting and former education reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, gives an inside look at the Department of Education on the day Betsy DeVos will have her confirmation hearing for the role as Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education.
  • John Avlon, editor in chief of the Daily Beast and author of Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations (Simon & Schuster, 2017), looks at how George Washington’s farewell address could offer solutions to the problems that plague modern politics.