Three misleading claims Betsy DeVos made before Congress

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The education secretary, who drew national attention at her confirmation hearing, fielded questions from testy Democrats who pressed her on proposed federal education cuts, expanded charter and voucher programs, and school discipline. She was there to defend the administration’s budget proposal, which, if recent history is any guide, will largely be ignored by Congress.

The exchanges underscored long-standing differences between DeVos and progressives skeptical of her educational philosophy.

As DeVos restated her positions on school choice initiatives and skepticism of spending more money on education, she also reprised a number of misleading claims.

 

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