Betsy DeVos

Today the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as President Trump's education secretary, 51-50.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Change is coming to education in West Virginia, at both the state and federal levels.

At the federal level, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education is Betsy DeVos, a businesswoman and philanthropist who’s led the fight for vouchers and charter schools.

And at the state level, we have two resignations from the state school board, which will give Governor Jim Justice a majority – and the ability to reshape public education in the state.

Betsy DeVos
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West Virginia's Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he plans to vote against President Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Manchin, who has supported several other Trump nominees, says he has "serious concerns" about the qualifications of DeVos, who has been an advocate of public school vouchers and charter schools.