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AlabamaRepTerriSewellTerri A. SewellD
Many reasons #BetsyDeVos is wrong for EdSec. 1.Never attended a public school, nor did her children. Never worked in a school, in any form.
https://twitter.com/RepTerriSewell/status/821509128514367488
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AlabamasplcenterTerri A. SewellD
Betsy DeVos contributed millions to the school choice and unregulated charter expansion that gutted public schools http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/stephen-henderson/2016/12/03/betsy-devos-education-donald-trump/94728574/ …
https://twitter.com/RepTerriSewell/status/821509128514367488
http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/stephen-henderson/2016/12/03/betsy-devos-education-donald-trump/94728574/
Betsy DeVos and the twilight of public education
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AlabamaRepTerriSewellTerri A. SewellD
3.The DeVoses are the biggest financiers of choice in MI, where choice has failed our pub school students miserably.
https://twitter.com/RepTerriSewell/status/821512050161713153
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/08/a-sobering-look-at-what-betsy-devos-did-to-education-in-michigan-and-what-she-might-do-as-secretary-of-education/
A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education
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AlabamaRepTerriSewellTerri A. SewellD
4.DeVos has spent her career lobbying for special protections for the charter industry, even as MI charters failed to deliver repeatedly.
https://twitter.com/RepTerriSewell/status/821513752977743873
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AlabamaRepTerriSewellTerri A. SewellD
5.Last summer, the DeVos fam gave avg of $25K/day to MI lawmakers to derail a bipartisan provision for more oversight to Detroit charters.
https://twitter.com/RepTerriSewell/status/821515395370799105
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AlabamaTerri A. SewellDTotal Tweets13137186
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ArizonaRepRaulGrijalvaRaul GrijalvaD
Why does everyone standing behind @BetsyDeVos during her first speech at the #DepartmentOfEducation look like they’re at a funeral?
https://twitter.com/RepRaulGrijalva/status/829439385820991489
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ArizonastandwithraulRaul GrijalvaD
“This country needs a few good Republicans — one more would do — to rescue it from Betsy DeVos.”
https://twitter.com/standwithraul/status/828291847332229122
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/opinion/wanted-one-republican-with-integrity-to-defeat-betsy-devos.html
Wanted: One Republican With Integrity, to Defeat Betsy DeVos
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ArizonaRepRaulGrijalvaRaul GrijalvaD
With somebody as incompetent and unqualified as Betsy Devos, where would @SenateGOP draw the red line? #ProtectPublicEducation
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ArizonaRaul GrijalvaDTotal Tweets41150286
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CaliforniaRepAdamSchiffAdam SchiffD
After career working to gut public education funding and stacking the deck against public schools, will Betsy DeVos suddenly change? Nope.
https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/821483093718614016
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CaliforniaRepAdamSchiffAdam SchiffD
It would be funny if not so ludicrous – Betsy Devos said we need guns in schools to protect kids from ... grizzly bears. #NotOneMore
https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/822136155923763201
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CaliforniaRepAdamSchiffAdam SchiffD
Senate just confirmed Betsy DeVos for @usedgov. Her only relevant experience – giving millions to GOP. Swamp: 1 Kids and grizzlies: 0
https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/829031169312354305
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CaliforniaRepAdamSchiffAdam SchiffD
Senate just confirmed Betsy DeVos for @usedgov. Her only relevant experience – giving millions to GOP. Swamp: 1 Kids and grizzlies: 0
https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/829031169312354305
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CaliforniaRepAdamSchiffAdam SchiffD
Senate just confirmed Betsy DeVos for @usedgov. Her only relevant experience – giving millions to GOP. Swamp: 1…
https://twitter.com/RepHankJohnson/status/829032065433792513
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CaliforniaRepAdamSchiffAdam SchiffD
Senate just confirmed Betsy DeVos for @usedgov. Her only relevant experience – giving millions to GOP. Swamp: 1…
https://twitter.com/RepHankJohnson/status/829032065433792513
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CaliforniaRepLowenthalAlan LowenthalD
I hope Senate rejects #BetsyDeVos for Secretary of #Ed. We need someone who understands ALL of our students deserve a chance to succeed.
https://twitter.com/RepLowenthal/status/825098930539155458
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CaliforniaAlan LowenthalDTotal Tweets3254,9368,790
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CaliforniaRepBarbaraLeeBarbara LeeD
.@BetsyDeVos has shown herself to be unfit to serve at @usedgov. Our students deserve an Ed Secretary who is committed to equity. #DumpDeVos
https://twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/status/824693707731562496
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CaliforniaRepBarbaraLeeBarbara LeeD
Senate Dems are showing up to #DumpDevos! Need 1 more GOP senator to defeat terrible DeVos nomination. #holdthefloor
https://twitter.com/RepBarbaraLee/status/828818311412580353
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-na-harris-devos-opposition-20170206-story.html
Sen. Kamala Harris joins Democratic senators in 24-hour floor session to sink DeVos' confirmation
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CaliforniaSenFeinsteinDianne FeinsteinD
(1/3) I will be voting "No" on Betsy DeVos for education secretary. She is unqualified to serve in this vital role.
https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/827195343733350400
http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=DF0D29E1-FCC9-407D-B45F-D8E2685A971E
Feinstein Opposes DeVos Nomination
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CaliforniaSenFeinsteinDianne FeinsteinD
(2/3) DeVos has a long history of opposing strong oversight and accountability. This is deeply troubling to me.
https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/827195452235845632
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CaliforniaSenFeinsteinDianne FeinsteinD
(3/3) DeVos has never worked in a classroom and has no background in public education. I don’t believe she’s the right person for the job.
https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/827195641373790208
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CaliforniaSenFeinsteinDianne FeinsteinD
I will be voting #NoOnDevos. We want the president to put forward a qualified candidate that can best serve children, parents and teachers.
https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/828985642596102146
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CaliforniaSenFeinsteinDianne FeinsteinD
Betsy Devos has not supported appropriate accountability or accreditation standards in charter schools. #NoOnDevos
https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/828999334402351106
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CaliforniaSenFeinsteinDianne FeinsteinD
During her hearing, Betsy Devos did not seem to grasp basic tenets of education policy or program implementation. #NoOnDevos
https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/829013973643182082
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CaliforniaDianne FeinsteinDTotal Tweets1,0644,68917,480
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CaliforniaRepSwalwellEric SwalwellD
I urge the Senate to reject the utterly unqualified & unbelievable Betsy DeVos as Sec’y of Education. America's children deserve better.
https://twitter.com/RepSwalwell/status/825119012329766912
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CaliforniaericswalwellEric SwalwellD
I was 1st in family to go to college b/c I had a good public education. Too many still don't. @POTUS Ed nominee will set us back #NoOnDeVos
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CaliforniaEric SwalwellD17130407
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CaliforniaJaredHuffmanJared HuffmanD
Join me in urging Senators to vote NO on woefully unqualified Betsy DeVos. Let's demand a serious Sec of Education! http://petitions.signforgood.com/standagainstdevos?code=huffman&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.actblue.com%2Fcontribute%2Fpage%2Fjh-oneclick%3Frefcode%3Dem013017%26amount%3D25.00%26recurring%3D12 …
https://twitter.com/JaredHuffman/status/826469915959910403
http://petitions.signforgood.com/standagainstdevos
Tell the Senate: Don't confirm Betsy DeVos
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CaliforniaMarinTeenCoachJared HuffmanD
Well done, @HallMiddle ! You are an example to all school communities.
https://twitter.com/MarinTeenCoach/status/826602384021295104
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CaliforniaHallMiddleJared HuffmanD
We invite our community to gather and reflect on Wednesday, February 8. "We Are One" & ALL belong! #kindness #compassion #acceptance #unity
https://twitter.com/MarinTeenCoach/status/826602384021295104
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CaliforniaRepHultgrenJared HuffmanD
Great to speak with you today about key education issues.
https://twitter.com/RepHultgren/status/826476364563898368
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CaliforniaILschoolboardsJared HuffmanD
Meeting with congressman hultgren#ilschoolboards
https://twitter.com/RepHultgren/status/826476364563898368
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CaliforniaJared HuffmanD51230
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CaliforniaRepGaramendiJohn GaramendiD
Over 100 students at UC Davis in my district are threatened by the #executiveorder on #immigration. They could lose their education.
https://twitter.com/RepGaramendi/status/826576313263779841
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CaliforniaJohn GaramendiD51628
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CaliforniaRepJuanVargasJuan VargasD
For the sake of our children and the future of their education, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to vote NO on #DeVosVote.
https://twitter.com/RepJuanVargas/status/826471308053594114
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CaliforniaRepJuanVargasJuan VargasD
For the sake of our children and the future of their education, I urge my colleagues in the Senate to vote NO on #DeVosVote.
https://twitter.com/RepJuanVargas/status/826471308053594114
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CaliforniaRepJuanVargasJuan VargasD
#DeVos is a threat to the future of public ed. in America, glad to see Senate Dems #holdthefloor in strong opposition to her confirmation.
https://twitter.com/RepJuanVargas/status/828967863247630336
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CaliforniaRepJuanVargasJuan VargasD
Low-income children, children with disabilities, and English learners should have access to a high-quality education. #NoOnDeVos
https://twitter.com/RepJuanVargas/status/828980442938372096
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CaliforniaRepJuanVargasJuan VargasD
We need a Sec. of Education who will continue the progress made to improve outcomes for children most at-risk in our society. #NoOnDeVos
https://twitter.com/RepJuanVargas/status/828997279981912065
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CaliforniaHispanicCaucusJuan VargasD
70 Members of the @OfficialCBC @CAPAC @HispanicCaucus oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Sec.of Ed. https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/nearly-70-members-congressional-tri-caucus-oppose-betsy-devos …
https://twitter.com/RepJuanVargas/status/828997279981912065
https://capac-chu.house.gov/press-release/nearly-70-members-congressional-tri-caucus-oppose-betsy-devos
Nearly 70 Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus Oppose Betsy DeVos
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CaliforniaJuan VargasD616161,363
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CaliforniaRepJudyChuJudy ChuD
I want to thank the Democratic and Republican Senators who heard the historic # of calls from worried constituents & voted #NoOnDevos
https://twitter.com/RepJudyChu/status/829044723901988864
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CaliforniaRepJudyChuJudy ChuD
I want to thank the Democratic and Republican Senators who heard the historic # of calls from worried constituents & voted #NoOnDevos
https://twitter.com/RepJudyChu/status/829044723901988864
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CaliforniaJudy ChuD1947289
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CaliforniaJuliaBrownley26Julia BrownleyD
My statement on the Senate's confirmation of Betsy DeVos: http://juliabrownley.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-brownley-statement-on-senate-confirmation-of-betsy-devos …
https://twitter.com/JuliaBrownley26/status/829028858636673024
http://juliabrownley.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-brownley-statement-on-senate-confirmation-of-betsy-devos
Rep. Brownley Statement on Senate Confirmation of Betsy DeVos
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CaliforniaJulia BrownleyD142577
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Except for in the hands of school officers, guns do not belong in our schools. DeVos thinking otherwise is dangerous for our students.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/821791264760885249
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Betsy DeVos is a threat to our children’s future, which is why I will vote no on her nomination.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/826505043981500416
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
DeVos has repeatedly failed to show she is qualified to handle the most basic issues facing students.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/826505339281534976
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
During her hearing, DeVos did not show she’d be committed to enforcing the Individuals with Disabilities Act, which is critical.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/826505869785395200
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Add your name if you agree we need to give each child a fair shot at success in school and in life: http://go.kamalaharris.org/page/s/devos?source=sm170131 …
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/826506074362634240
http://go.kamalaharris.org/page/s/devos?source=sm170131
Sign here: DeVos cannot become Education Secretary
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Sorry we missed your call, @SaraBareilles — rest assured, I’m opposing both Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions. Keep calling. Stay engaged!
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/826855885955805184
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Betsy DeVos is a threat to our children’s future, which is why I will vote no on her nomination.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/826978957023178752
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
.@SenateDems are holding the floor for 24hrs​ straight​ to oppose​ ​Betsy​ ​DeVos. I'll join them at 8 pm ET. Watch on @CSPAN.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828740353025048576
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
At best, DeVos showed ambivalence toward gun-free school zones. #HoldTheFloor
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828774374509527047
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Even Eli Broad, a supporter of dramatic education reforms, has expressed strong concerns about DeVos’ nomination. #HoldTheFloor
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828775693421051905
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Half a million teachers would be put out of work under the Trump-DeVos plan. Devastating for our six million CA students. #HoldTheFloor
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828776206828978177
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
There is a clear connection between public education and public safety. We must recognize that. #HoldTheFloor #StopDeVos
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828776735319564288
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
DeVos cannot and will not uphold the law if she does not understand the law. #HoldTheFloor
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828776943004835840
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Simply put: it is clear that Betsy DeVos has not done her homework in preparing for the job and we must refuse to confirm her. #HoldTheFloor
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828777030296694786
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CaliforniaLATpoliticsCAKamala D. HarrisD
Kamala Harris spoke against education nominee Betsy DeVos as part of Democrats' 24-hour blitz on Senate floor http://lat.ms/2lhFOZt 
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828989247755526145
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-kamala-harris-spoke-against-education-1486431621-htmlstory.html
Sen. Kamala Harris speaks out against Betsy DeVos as part of Democrats' 24-hour blitz on Senate floor
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
Yesterday, I took to the floor of the Senate, joining my colleagues to #HoldTheFloor in opposition to DeVos’ nomination.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/828989247755526145
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
CA has over 6 million children in our public schools. There’s too much at stake not to fight for our education system. #NoOnDeVos
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/829004799030992896
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
I voted NO on DeVos’ nomination and am disappointed we fell short. We must fight to ensure our kids have access to a first-rate education.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/829023923949953024
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CaliforniaKamalaHarrisKamala D. HarrisD
If you called, wrote, organized, and got involved in the fight to defeat DeVos, don’t give up. We need your voice now, more than ever.
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/829026462770544640
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CaliforniaSaraBareillesKamala D. HarrisD
Scared to call Congress? Me too! Let’s do it together. Watch me call for the first time here: http://bit.ly/2koVWve 
https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/826855885955805184
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CaliforniaKamala D. HarrisD4,61245,966162,577
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CaliforniaRepRoybalAllardLucille Roybal-AllardD
I am concerned @BetsyDeVos may not uphold American principles of equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and public education.
https://twitter.com/RepRoybalAllard/status/826436999812898818
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CaliforniaRepRoybalAllardLucille Roybal-AllardD
.@BetsyDeVos showed a troubling inexperience in current education and civil rights law at her confirmation hearing.
https://twitter.com/RepRoybalAllard/status/826437101705187328
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CaliforniaRepRoybalAllardLucille Roybal-AllardD
During her hearing, @BetsyDeVos refused to support accountability for all schools receiving federal funds.
https://twitter.com/RepRoybalAllard/status/826437258475618304
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CaliforniaLucille Roybal-AllardD52372
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CaliforniaRepDeSaulnierMark DeSaulnierD
#DeVos's lack of understanding of the issues facing our students & schools should've prevented her confirmation.
https://twitter.com/RepDeSaulnier/status/829135064088862720
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-betsy-devos-confirmation-debacle
THE BETSY DEVOS CONFIRMATION DEBACLE
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CaliforniaMark DeSaulnierD91669
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CaliforniaMaxineWatersMaxine WatersD
Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism
https://twitter.com/MaxineWaters/status/823565660945088512
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/us/politics/betsy-devos-education-secretary-confirmation-donald-trump.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0
Nominee Betsy DeVos’s Knowledge of Education Basics Is Open to Criticism
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CaliforniaMaxineWatersMaxine WatersD
Rep. Maxine Waters: DeVos is a Billionaire Wannabe Teacher Who Doesn't Care About Public Education https://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/7/rep_maxine_waters_devos_is_a … via @democracynow
https://twitter.com/MaxineWaters/status/829008576542801920
https://twitter.com/MaxineWaters/status/829008576542801920
Rep. Maxine Waters: DeVos is a Billionaire Wannabe Teacher Who Doesn't Care About Public Education
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CaliforniaMaxine WatersD3246141,338
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CaliforniaRepThompsonMike ThompsonD
Students meet strict standards to get a passing grade. The same should be true to be Sec. of @usedgov. But DeVos hasn’t mastered the basics
https://twitter.com/RepThompson/status/826188795800276992
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CaliforniaMike ThompsonD81258
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CaliforniaRepBarraganNanette BarragánD
DeVos thinks guns in schools protect kids from bears and refuses to enforce law on sexual assault. Why I oppose #DeVosHearing
https://twitter.com/RepBarragan/status/821557014841200641
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CaliforniaNanette BarragánD11232
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CaliforniaNormaJTorresNorma TorresD
Disappointed #BetsyDeVos is now our Sec of Education. She’s not qualified to make sure our kids get the public education they need & deserve
https://twitter.com/NormaJTorres/status/829029158827225092
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CaliforniaNorma TorresD0629
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CaliforniaRoKhannaUSARo KhannaD
We need to reject Devos' nomination and her plan for vouchers and privatization.
https://twitter.com/RoKhannaUSA/status/821612572864552960
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/17/510274817/watch-live-betsy-devos-secretary-of-education-confirmation-hearing
At DeVos' Senate Hearing, Questions Of Choice, Charters, 'Other Options'
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CaliforniadeepssquaredRo KhannaD
@RoKhannaUSA I hope you vocalize this concern as I know mental health was one of your platforms
https://twitter.com/deepssquared/status/821600672646885376
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CaliforniadeepssquaredRo KhannaD
Betsy DeVos means disaster for academic mental health accommodations, PLEASE CALL YOUR REPS ASAP
https://twitter.com/deepssquared/status/821600672646885376
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CaliforniaRo KhannaD1139108
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CaliforniaRepTedLieuTed LieuD
.@BetsyDeVos has demonstrated no prior commitment to ensuring equal educational opportunity in schools. #DumpDeVos #DeVosFacts
https://twitter.com/RepTedLieu/status/824679109775265792
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CaliforniaRepTedLieuTed LieuD
School vouchers have had the impact of perpetuating racial segregation. @BetsyDeVos has been a strong supporter. #DumpDeVos #DeVosFacts
https://twitter.com/RepTedLieu/status/824679409827348480
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CaliforniaRepTedLieuTed LieuD
.@BetsyDeVos is neither an educator nor someone who has ever had to administer a school or a district. #DeVosFacts #DumpDeVos
https://twitter.com/RepTedLieu/status/824679552412745730
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CaliforniaRepTedLieuTed LieuD
Rep. Lieu's statement on #BetsyDeVos Senate confirmation vote: http://bit.ly/2kecAvi .
https://twitter.com/RepTedLieu/status/826578043531644928
https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-lieu-statement-betsy-devos-upcoming-senate-confirmation-vote
CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON BETSY DEVOS' UPCOMING SENATE CONFIRMATION VOTE
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CaliforniaRepTedLieuTed LieuD
Senate #GOP just confirmed #BetsyDeVos to lead @usedgov, voting to put their party ahead of the future of America's children. SAD!
https://twitter.com/RepTedLieu/status/829043568819970048
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CaliforniaRepTedLieuTed LieuD
Senate #GOP just confirmed #BetsyDeVos to lead @usedgov, voting to put their party ahead of the future of America's children. SAD!
https://twitter.com/RepTedLieu/status/829043568819970048
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CaliforniaTed LieuD1221,1282,618
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CaliforniaRepCardenasTony CárdenasD
Betsy #DeVos is a threat to our kids' education. Thank you @SenateDems for standing your ground. #holdthefloor
https://twitter.com/RepCardenas/status/828969419288223745
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CaliforniaTony CárdenasD61763
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