Mixed reaction among school officials after DeVos selected as education secretary

LIVE STREAM: Senate Democrats speak for 24 hours against Betsy DeVos

LIVE STREAM: Senate Democrats speak for 24 hours against Betsy DeVos

She also believes that her work in education can "advance God's kingdom". If you cannot bring yourself to vote against this nominee, is there anyone President Trump could nominate for any position that you could vote against?

The tie-breaker vote to select DeVos was the first to have been used by a Vice President in the United States history to break a 50-50 tie on a Cabinet nomination.

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"The DeVos family first started giving money to Lee over 25 years ago, they have been our leading contributor and donor throughout the years of my presidency", said Lee President Paul Conn. Fulton says, "I think the word to be used is more extremely disappointed in the confirmation from yesterday".

Teachers said one positive thing DeVos has done, is unite republicans and democrats in trying to keep her from receiving the cabinet nomination.

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Newly sworn-in Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed her new staff at the Education Department in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday (February 8).

In the confirmation process for DeVos, the Senate was deadlocked in a tie 50-50, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the winning vote.

What: Betsy DeVos, a West Michigan native, was tapped by president-elect Donald Trump to be Secretary of Education in his cabinet.

DeVos' nomination has come with a lot criticism from both Democrats and Republicans.

DeVos notoriously noted during her confirmation hearing at least one school might need guns to protect form potential grizzly attacks. Chuck Schumer said in a speech Monday. "Education is a foundational concept for our democracy, our communities, our economy and really the future of the United States, and my hope is that she can work more toward MA in terms of how to have really strong public schools and access to them for all students".

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