Aaah, sweet lovable Randi Weingarten, once the head of the NYC Teachers Federation and now the head of the United Teachers Federation, must be plotzing this afternoon at the news that deVos was confirmed.
Teachers unions and Senate Democrats opposed Ms. DeVos’s decades of leadership in the school choice movement, which advocates charter schools and voucher-funded private schools as alternatives to traditional public schools, says the WSJ article.
I suspect deVos is going to have her hands full of giant pushback from the unions, from teachers who thought Common Core was great and school districts that don’t want so much choice or charter school options.
Pence had to cast the deciding vote to make the confirmation happen but I'[m okay with that. It’s not HOW deVos got there, it’s that she IS there.
Kids and families win today. Unions take a hit. That’s good in my book.