Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Senate Confirmation Hearing Live Stream…

Ongoing live stream for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.

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185 Responses to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Senate Confirmation Hearing Live Stream…

  1. NHVoter says:

    Sen Lisa Murkowski has crazy eyes.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. NJF says:

    Hey Warren…..

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  3. Pam says:

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    • sunnydaze says:

      It was a good question. Not really applicable in most parts of the US, but applicable for parts of AK., definitely.

      Hard to have both a Public AND Charter School in a town that’s only got 20 elem. age kids and is a two days drive from the nearest town.

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      • Deb says:

        You mean a two hour drive, right?

        There are plenty of towns like that in the Midwest. It’s been used as an excuse to close the smaller private schools in many places by administrators who assume public schools benefit the community more.

        As a former teacher, I call BS. More competition always leads to a better product. Wherever the public schools have a monopoly, you see a decline in educational quality. Even if the competition is simply from an online public school.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      They need charter boarding schools …Alaska public schools are ghetto schools on ice. High prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse and impoverishment with long, cold winters and not much to do doesn’t make for good parenting.

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      • Deb says:

        There are online charter schools, online public schools, and online private schools. Homeschooling doesn’t have to mean the parent is doing the teaching. All you need to go to class is an Internet connection and skype.

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        • Bull Durham says:

          Concur.
          Most of these kids how can’t read or do arithmetic and don’t know a Capital letter from a state capital own smart phones. They could actually get an education over their devices, right into their earplugs and through their dull eyes. An iPad would be better. A laptop or desk computer would be better still. Or use Dad’s 56 inch Sports Monitor!

          Content matters.

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        • Katherine McCoun says:

          I have found success with online and cd “classes”. For most classes, I buy the curriculum and read the Teachers Guide and there it is. I don’t have to know the subject to use the curriculum and teach it. Choosing the curriculum and parenting all day are much harder than the actual teaching! 😉

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  4. NHVoter says:

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  5. Sandra-VA says:

    I have tried to watch this, but the Democrats are just on a witch hunt of President Trump and anyone who isn’t a D. This is disgraceful. I can’t watch any more of it.

    Tim Kaine is a complete jerk, and I hope he LOSES his seat! He does not represent Virginia values at all.

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  6. Paco Loco says:

    I swear, there’s hardly any difference between a congressional hearing and an insane asylum. The way these people carry on is incoherent, each Senator trying to show off their in depth knowledge on a subject unrelated to the nominees field of expertise. What BS!

    Liked by 10 people

  7. dianeax says:

    Major splody heads! 😂

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  8. dianeax says:

    Senator Murray is out of line. I’m done here. Click.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. CO Gal says:

    Oh for the love of the Lord! The sex tapes! This is awful!

    Liked by 3 people

  10. TheTorch says:

    Unbelievable how bad these Dems are. Seriously they are just so despicable.

    Question by Murray is a question specifically being asked because of Allred was in the news again earlier today I think – clearly co-ordinated. Absolutely pathetic.

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  11. dianeax says:

    All this for a woman who is not accepting a salary.

    I’d love to start a deep dig on info about Warren, Hassan, Murray and Kaine. Unfortunately I don’t have that kind of time these days.

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    • MrE says:

      DeVos’ first act as Sec. Ed. should be to propose a bill that requires ALL Congressional candidates – and serving senators and representatives – to sit for and pass their state’s GED exam. That’ll drain the swamp real quick.

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  12. jrapdx says:

    Now Patty Murray (D-WA) is going off the rails, talking about Donald Trump’s “sexual assault”, demanding that DeVos retain rules about such behavior. Sen. Alexander didn’t agree to extend the questioning further. Warren made some noise about “accountability” at charter schools. Anything to ding Trump and his nominees.

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  13. WeThePeople2016 says:

    IMHO, the behavior from the Dems at this hearing was downright abuse. DeVos was the subject of outrageous attacks from every one of the Dem Senators. Sen. Alexander interrupted to stop it several times, but should have been more forceful and called them out on it. They were not asking questions but throwing out ridiculous accusations to get the sound bite. Sanders did not want to hear her answers – he kept cutting her off.

    I think that Sen. Corker was much better as the Chair; he pushed back hard when they tried this stuff during this Hearings.

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    • One of the most bizarre series of questions was from Al Franken.
      He started to make a differentiation between teaching for Competence or for Growth. Mr. DeVos said she had never heard of teaching for Growth. Frankin, a total DEM pig, hurled insults at her.

      My wife is a High School English teacher, nearly 30 years experience.
      She agree, never heard of teaching for growth

      The Dems are more than unhinged.
      They are all Swamp Creatures.
      What an embarrassment for our country.

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  14. NHVoter says:

    Oh FFS.

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    • Bill says:

      How about climate change? Transgenders? Muslims? Did they ask these questions yet? I think their stupid questions make those who had doubts about Betsy like her.

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      • KBR says:

        Climate change was mentioned in a question about science education, where it was noted that at some point in time, DeVos had spoken her opinion that climate change was not good science, (Paraphrasing) and also her opinion that intelligent design should also be taught!

        One senator really really IMO, seemed to want to point at her accusingly and scream “Climate denier!” And to make some anti-Christian, anti-God remarks. He looked as if he were bursting, but he refrained from going that far.

        Transgenders weren’t mentioned, but gay parents were.

        And special needs children in the regular classrooms were mentioned a couple of times.

        Dems always shortchange the majority of students, thinking they favor the smallest minority. But in fact the minority get the shaft too.

        Equal education means everybody in class has to equally meet quality standards or fail: no prize for failures, and no holding back of the hard workers so the weak students can keep up.

        I have hated how the schools were changed so that the standards could be met by the worst student. Equal opportunity to learn, not equal opportunity to graduate!

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      • NJF says:

        LGBTQIABCXYZ was definitely covered.

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    • Mikayla825 says:

      Sen. Murray looks so much like my sister, no wonder I can’t take watching her.

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  15. BillRiser says:

    These politicians have lost and not sure how they can win again. They are losing hope and are becoming discouraged. They are holding to the edge with just a finger hold. So rejoice!
    Howard Hendricks gave a gripping definition of discouragement: “Discouragement is the anesthetic the devil uses on a person just before he reaches in and carves out his heart.”
    When people lose hope, they lose their ability to dream for the future. Despair replaces joy. Fear replaces faith. Anxiety replaces prayer. Insecurity replaces confidence. Tomorrow’s dreams are replaced by nightmares. It’s a lousy way to live.

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    • Well those Democrats, who I listened to and watched tonight questioning and lecturing Mrs. DeVos, deserve to ‘live this lousy way’.
      Everyone of them should be voted out of office.
      Patty Murray was so concerned about her constituents needing to know the answers to the important questions of the Pres – Elect’s cabinet picks was pure BS. She then brought up the Billy Bush tape and proceeded to lie and lecture Mrs. DeVos.
      She should have been shut down immediately, as soon as the lie passed her fat lips.

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      • BillRiser says:

        Yes, I agree. I don’t agree to there behavior at all. It’s disgraceful. But they are losing it for all the world to see. The democratic party is turning into a complete basket case.

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        • TrustyHaste says:

          “For all the world to see.” Boy, I am so looking forward to the commercials and ads to Drain the Swamp the that will be created with the YouTube “performances” of this Confederacy of Dunces! Midterms!! Are any of these dream team senators up for re-election soon? Oh, sweet, sweet, sweetness.

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  16. KBR says:

    Has it occurred yet to anyone here that the majority of these Senators are highly UNeducated themselves?

    I guess its good I am not there. I know I would just have to lambast them!

    (Can you imagine Breitbart answering these nutcases?)

    Most of the time, it was hard to stay awake while “those with so little time” droned on and on about nothing important.

    I just so wanted DeVos to ask, “What is the bearing of your comment/question upon the US education system?”

    Or “I am prepared to answer your questions regarding the US educational system, my views, and my qualifications for the position. I will not entertain your moaning and groaning about the election your party lost, as this is not the appropriate venue for it.”

    I am so glad the dems did not get more time as they whined about, because they wasted the time they did have grandstanding, accusing, moaning and whining.

    I would never get an approval, but I sure would make some headlines! Hahaha!

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  17. realcapedcrusader says:

    Nuclear option may be needed.

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  18. don welch says:

    i can’t stand the sound of e.warren’s voice. what a putz.

    Liked by 4 people

  19. kinthenorthwest says:

    wow Not sure cause it lead me to a weird web site.

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  20. Mr. Morris says:

    Betsy DeVos was fabulous. When each Senator asked a question, she said Thank you for your question and often added that she had met the Senators individually in their offices. She was polite and was not rattled by the insanity of the Democratic Senators or their questions. Committee Chairman Alexander was firm when the Democrats wanted a second round of questions and he said he was following the precident set for Obama Education nominees. One round of question only and then added 2 days for reasonable questions, that would be Thursday. Mrs. DeVos would complete the answers by Friday and would be vetted that day as well. The hearing lasted 3 hours and 15 minutes and then Mr. Alexander gaveled the hearing to a close.

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  21. Piper says:

    well, that was 2 hours of my life I will never get back…

    What a bunch of disgraceful humans. They bitch about not having enough time to interrogate the “witness”- should have thought about that before using their time to grandstand and take political jabs- these people are such babies!

    On a positive note I was actually proud of my senator for the first time in 8 years- I even wrote Alexander and gave him a gold star for his circus wrangling today.

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  22. wondering999 says:

    I just saw a tweet! from Eva Moskowitz supporting Betsy DeVos. Eva Moskowitz founded the NYC Success Academies, charter schools that allow children to thrive regardless of parental income. 🙂

    And here’s a link from NY Post:
    http://nypost.com/2017/01/17/eva-moskowitz-supports-trumps-education-secretary-pick/
    All I need to know! Randi Weingarten disapproves of DeVos, OK, then DeVos must be good!

    I follow Moskowitz, that woman RULES. If I had time and money I’d ask to volunteer in her Success Academies. Moskowitz makes good things happen for kids whose parents can’t afford private schools but will still do whatever they can to help their kids succeed.

    May the Good Lord protect Eva Moskowitz and Betsy DeVos as well as our new President, may we all thrive and prosper in a happy successful unified country

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    • wondering999 says:

      http://nypost.com/2016/11/17/nyc-scores-big-by-hanging-on-to-charter-school-visionary-eva-moskowitz/

      “Moskowitz would have made an excellent education czar. She’s been fearless in taking on the teachers union. Her charter schools have broken records for achievement. And as a former City Council member, she’d have come with valuable government experience.

      “But losing Moskowitz to DC would’ve been a tremendous loss — not just to Success Academy families, but the whole city.

      “Fact is, her charters have proved that poor, inner-city kids can achieve just as much as their wealthier, suburban peers — that is, when they’re not trapped in failing traditional public schools. And her fight to expand that kind of opportunity for minority and even middle-class kids is unparalleled.

      “That has served the city well, particularly given the fierce opposition charters have endured from the unions and folks — like New York’s mayor — who do their bidding…”

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