Betsy DeVos

Courtesy of Congressman Antonio Delgado's office

New York Congressman Antonio Delgado has wrapped up a district work period. He briefed reporters Monday about his latest focus on education and workforce development. The 19th District Democrat also voiced his disappointment over the state of rural broadband.

James Minichello AASA for Education Writers Association

One of the president’s most controversial appointments to his cabinet has become one of his longest tenured. Next time on the Best of Our Knowledge, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks.

We’ll also spend an Academic Minute making a decision. I’m Bob Barrett…that’s this week on The Best of Our Knowledge.

Alan Chartock

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump's reaction to the conviction of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the guilty plea by Michael Cohen, his former attorney.  Dr. Chartock also discusses U.S. Education Secertary Betsy DeVos reported idea to allow school districts to use federal funds to buy guns.

Washington Post

The first time new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tried to visit a school her first week on the job, she was blocked by protesters. It was an unsettling debut for one of the most controversial cabinet appointments, ever, from nomination to confirmation. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from Secretary DeVos, as she addressed members of the department of Education her first day on the job.

We’ll also hear how companies who specialize in big data are making money off your medical records…and spend an Academic Minute getting thirsty at bedtime.

It took Vice President Pence to break the tie on the nomination of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Karen Magee: The DeVos Threat To New York State

Jan 24, 2017

In New York State and our nation, public education is the great equalizer.