Mark Pocan

Betsy DeVos says she would visit low-performing schools, but 'will they let me in?'

Betsy DeVos says she would visit low-performing schools, but 'will they let me in?'

Betsy DeVos said something somewhat astounding Tuesday for a U.S. education secretary.

DeVos testified before a House appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill and was challenged on her 2019 budget proposal - with not only Democrats but Republicans opposed to some key provisions. They also challenged her on comments she made during a recent tough "60 Minutes" interview.

DeVos testified for more than two hours about a range of subjects, including:

- Her view on whether the federal government should pay for programs to arm and train teachers even if most educators and parents don't support it. (She wouldn't say.)

- What role the federal government...

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