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How You Can Improve Education In Schools: 7 Ways To Make A Difference After Betsy DeVos Confirmation

In an unprecedented move Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence had to vote to confirm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos when the Senate found itself a tie: 50 votes for, 50 votes against. When DeVos was nominated in November, the vote was expected to fall along party lines, which would have given DeVos an easy victory. Yet, two Republicans broke with their party to vote against DeVos.

This split with party was no accident: Thousands of Americans across the country mobilized to oppose DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor and proponent of charter schools who has no experience with public schools.

They called, emailed and visited their senators, started social media movements and wore red to show their opposition. These concerned citizens were no doubt disappointed after Tuesday’s vote.