Should the senate confirm Betsy DeVos?

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    The senate panel considering the nomination of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, will decide on Tuesday whether her nomination will move forward for a full senate vote. DeVos has come under scrutiny for her potential conflicts of interest and lobbying efforts, lack of direct experience in education, and her polarizing views on public education, charter schools, vouchers and other issues. In advance of tomorrow’s vote, we’ll take a look at Betsy DeVos’s background, experience, and fitness for the role of secretary of education. We start off the hour with STEPHEN HENDERSON, editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press. Then we’ll hear from CATHERINE BROWN, vice president of education policy at the Center for American Progress and ANDY SMARICK of the American Enterprise Institute where he works on education issues.

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