DeVos' Lack of Experience & Impulse Toward Charter Schools Could Hurt Minority Students

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DeVos' Lack of Experience & Impulse Toward Charter Schools Could Hurt Minority Students

Jun, 19th 2017

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Trump's education secretary pick Betsy DeVos, despite last-minute efforts by Democrats. DeVos' nomination will go down in history for being the first time a vice president voted to split a tie on a cabinet nominee.

In her new role, DeVos will be in charge of several programs that will disproportionately damage the educational and financial futures of the nation's black and Latino students. Here's a look at how some of her educational philosophies may mean big trouble for students of color.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren famously criticized DeVos' lack of experience with student loans as a major reason for her lack of willingness to support the nominee.

"As education secretary, Betsy DeVos would be in charge of running a $1 trillion student...

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