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Education Leaders In Connecticut Lack Enthusiasm For Trump's Cabinet Choice

Education Leaders In Connecticut Lack Enthusiasm For Trump's Cabinet Choice

Several Connecticut education leaders and advocates had little enthusiasm for President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor from Michigan and an advocate for charter schools and school vouchers, as secretary of education.

Jeffrey Villar, executive director of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform, called the choice "quite the out-of-right-field selection."

"By selecting her, he is signaling that the U.S. Department of Education is going to chart a new course and it's likely one that's going to be dominated by school choice," Villar said. "Her history is one of supporting vouchers vehemently and vouchers...

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