Franken, education advocates aren't sold on Trump education nominee Betsy DeVos
January 30, 2017
Minnesota education advocates voiced strong frustrations about President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. secretary of education in a meeting with U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Friday in Minneapolis.
The educators criticized Betsy DeVos for avoiding stands on education policy issues during her confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., last week. During that hearing, the Democratic senator questioned DeVos about whether students should be measured by proficiency and growth, concepts she appeared not to fully grasp.