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Special Needs Families React to Betsy DeVos Being Confirmed Education Secretary

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On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the Department of Education. DeVos had a contentious nomination process with many parents, educators and democratic lawmakers opposing her based on her lack of education credentials and limited understanding of federal protections for students with disabilities.

Tuesday’s final Senate vote was tied 50-50, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote in favor of DeVos. As news of DeVos’ confirmation spread, parents of children with disabilities, students, educators and families took to social media to share their thoughts.

Here’s what they have to say:
















Originally published: February 8, 2017
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