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As Spellings advises DeVos, a leading charter school booster urges the Senate to reject Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

Spellings appeared on CBS this Morning.

UNC system President Margaret Spellings, former Education Secretary under President George W. Bush, says she has confidence in Betsy DeVos to lead the U.S. Department of Education.

Spellings told CBS This Morning that she has advised DeVos to travel the country and listen.

“I expect her to listen a lot. This is the era of the states and I expect she’ll be an honest broker and a great leaders for all of our schools,” said Spellings on Wednesday.

Spellings told network anchors she believes DeVos is committed to public schools.

“I think the question is where can we find the best education for students, not what is the name on the door.”

And while DeVos found support from Spellings, she found a skeptic in philanthropist and charter school advocate Eli Broad.

The LA Times reports Broad sent a letter to U.S Senators today urging them to vote against DeVos. Here’s an excerpt from his letter: Read Broad’s full letter here.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have said they will oppose President Trump’s nomination.

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