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USA: Protesters urge NY senators to block DeVos's Education Sec appointment01:22

USA: Protesters urge NY senators to block DeVos's Education Sec appointment

United States, New York City
January 31, 2017 at 07:34 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the office of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer on Monday to urge senators to do everything possible to block US President Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education.

Protesters chanted and held signs that read “Protect public school from DeVostation” and "Save School! Block DeVos," aiming to ensure that Senator Schumer and Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand go through with their promised votes against DeVos.

DeVos, a former chair of Michigan Republican Party and billionaire businesswoman, who has never been a teacher, has been the subject of wide criticism as choice of Education Secretary. She has voiced her intention to reduce government control of public education and give more support to parents who choose to send their children to religious or private schools, or who opt for home schooling.

USA: Protesters urge NY senators to block DeVos's Education Sec appointment01:22
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Dozens of protesters gathered outside the office of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer on Monday to urge senators to do everything possible to block US President Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education.

Protesters chanted and held signs that read “Protect public school from DeVostation” and "Save School! Block DeVos," aiming to ensure that Senator Schumer and Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand go through with their promised votes against DeVos.

DeVos, a former chair of Michigan Republican Party and billionaire businesswoman, who has never been a teacher, has been the subject of wide criticism as choice of Education Secretary. She has voiced her intention to reduce government control of public education and give more support to parents who choose to send their children to religious or private schools, or who opt for home schooling.

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