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Betsy DeVos May Defund Public Ed—But Wants Guns in Schools to Fight Grizzlies

(COMMON DREAMS) Nika Knight, January 19, 2017 — Billionaire heiress and school privatization advocate Betsy DeVos faced withering scrutiny Tuesday at a rushed confirmation hearing for her nomination as secretary of education, often betraying her inexperience with education policy as she dodged Democrats’ questions.

As she attempted to avoid the line of questioning, at one point DeVos refused to say whether or not she’d defund public schools.

Watch NBC News‘ footage of DeVos refusing to answer a series of questions about her donations to the Republican Party, her privatization agenda, and her total lack of government and policy experience:

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