Excerpt By: News & Observer. Written By: Lynn Bonner.
The state Republican Party is celebrating Betsy DeVos becoming U.S. Education secretary, and has sent a public invitation for her to visit the Tar Heel state.
DeVos has been the most controversial of President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees so far. Opponents flooded U.S. senators’ offices with calls, and some North Carolina residents are demanding to know why U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr voted for her.
DeVos is a supporter of vouchers and charter schools, stances that Tillis praised in supporting her. Burr defended her record of philanthropy.
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Detractors question her commitment to public education. She struggled to answer questions at times during her confirmation hearing.
The NC GOP praised DeVos in a press release for her commitment to school choice, and invited her to North Carolina to share ideas.