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The Turbulent Nomination of Betsy DeVos

DeVos wide at hearing
President Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos, a philanthropist and generous donor to many conservative causes, to be his secretary of education aroused some of the strongest opposition of any nominee for the Trump cabinet.

The critics, including teachers’ unions and civil-rights activists, focused on her support for charter schools and vouchers, her family’s backing for antigay causes, and her lack of familiarity with public education since both she and her children attended private schools. Still, Ms. DeVos retained strong support from Senate Republicans.

Here’s a look at how we got here, with Chronicle news, analysis, and opinion articles on the nomination.