Betsy DeVos asked whether she supports 'ex-gay' therapy
DeVos held her own on these topics and made it clear she intends to take the department in a different direction. "I think that's best left to states and locales to decide", she answered.
DeVos: Senator Franken, I've never believed in that. By design, DeVos was fomenting a "culture of instability" throughout the system, which was a threat to traditional and charter schools alike.
Donald Trump's nominee to run the U.S. Department of Education was asked this week about her support of the law firm that represented Dover Area School District in the 2005 intelligent design trial.
Those listening in on this week's often combative back-and-forth between Democrats and DeVos heard more than a few freaky moments, including one in which DeVos spoke of the grizzly bear threat to schools and seemed to indicate she did not understand the details of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. DeVos also said "it would be premature" for her to promise to follow Title IX guidelines on campus sexual assault (which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and advise taking immediate action to address incidents of sexual harassment and assault). Havemen, a former investor who became close to the Prince family, was sentenced in October to more than three years in prison for stealing $16 million from DeVos' mother.
Alexander told USA Today earlier this week the committee could vote on DeVos' nomination as early as next Tuesday, after which it would be sent to the floor of the U.S. Senate for final confirmation.
On school vouchers: DeVos has long lobbied for states to allow parents to use public funds to pay private school tuition.
"I don't understand reviewing it", Warren said.
Darcy cartoon — Trump spooks Central Intelligence Agency
Either way, though, the guy at the center of all this is going to become president of the United States in two days. It did not make an assessment on whether they were successful.
Dozens of False Killer Whales Die in Stranding in South Florida
In the coming months, biologists will try to determine why the stranding happened by using samples collected during necropsy. The stranding took place along a remote area of Florida's Southwest coast in Everglades National Park.
Mauricio Pochettino: West Brom win shows Tottenham are ready to challenge
But the reprieve was brief as Tottenham's relentless pressure produced a second goal within a minute. "I'm very proud. Kane became Tottenham's fastest player to 60 Premier League goals with his first-half strike.
Senate democrats questioned her involvement in the foundation during her confirmation hearing Tuesday night.
"I think we're selling our kids short by not being able to have a debate on this", Franken said.
"She is a woman who is very firmly committed to school choice, and that commitment extends to Catholic schools", he said. (DeVos cited a school in Wyoming that has a fence to keep out grizzly bears; such a school, she said, might need a gun to protect against "potential grizzlies.") And the councilwoman was dismayed when DeVos, in a tense back-and-forth with Sen.
And the idea that we are going to potentially put somebody into the Department of Education who believes that it's okay for guns to be in our schools, for teachers to be armed, boy, I think that sends shivers down the spine of nearly every parent in this country. We talked about this in my office.
Some of the Tweets mocked DeVos, but others raised concerns about her qualifications to lead the agency that oversees the nation's public schools.
Her common-sensed reply was fantastic...
Shah Rukh Khan talks about his Tubelight cameo for the FIRST time!
Such was the deal cut between Raees's star Shah Rukh Khan and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray. SRK is already on a promotional spree for the much awaited film and he had a rather interesting encounter recently.
Bad health forces McGuinness to quit N. Ireland politics
Foreign Minister Clarlie Flanagan has urged the parties in the North to emulate Martin McGuinness' political legacy. He said the illness had taken its toll but that he was "determined to defeat it".
Lilly announces plan for new migraine drug
PineBridge Investments L.P. boosted its stake in Eli Lilly and Company by 208.6% in the second quarter. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 3.36 million shares.
Anthony says has proved Knicks loyalty
They would have to get some type of haul in return that will help them in the future. "I'm done asking why, " Anthony said. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall in the meeting between Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson on Tuesday afternoon.
Juventus unveil new club logo
Many Juventus supporters tweeted the club to make it clear they were unhappy with the design, with one saying: "It hurts my eyes". Juventus have unveiled a new badge as part of their efforts to grow their worldwide brand as a business and football club.
European eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor to merge
The company behind Ray-Ban sunglasses is to merge with French lens maker Essilor in a 46 billion euro (£40 billion) tie up. It's a visionary deal: The world's biggest eyewear companies are coming together in a $50 billion merger.
58% of India's total wealth belongs to the richest 1%: Oxfam
While the Canadian government is taking some steps to address gender equality and tax avoidance, Ravon says it could do more. The World Bank has raised concerns that world leaders may not meet their goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Floyd Mayweather 'Absolutely' Wants To Fight Conor McGregor Because He's 'A Businessman'
With the talk of McGregor and Mayweather heating up, Lytle thinks the fight makes "complete sense" for both guys. The boxer instead offered the MMA fighter $15 plus what they will earn on pay-per-view.
'It can only be speculation' - Conte cools Costa to China claims
The big news ahead of this game though is that Chelsea have dropped Diego Costa . It's always very hard [to know the severity]. "Now we see in the next week".
George Soros Saw $1 Billion Go Bye-Bye After Trump's Election
Of course, if and when the market turns lower, Trump's newly minted hedge fund friends, may rise again. Over the year as a whole, his firm Soros Fund Management is up around 5%, despite the losses.