Acclaimed Education Professor Weighs In on Betsy DeVos Nomination


Last week the U.S. Senate confirmed mega-GOP donor and school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. The vote was contentious and close (51–50), with Vice President Mike Pence casting a historic tie-breaking vote. We sat down with RU-N Professor Alan Sadovnik, one of the nation's premier scholars of sociology of education and urban educational reform, to discuss what DeVos’ confirmation might mean for public education in the U.S.