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Have you heard the news, fellow education politicos and citizens?!

Below, I am sharing a letter from Vice President Mike Pence regarding today’s historic tie breaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as our nation’s new Secretary of Education. I encourage all of you to read it. As citizens, we should always stay informed and stay engaged. This was a historic vote that was greatly debated and caused incredible controversy. As a county and state that has also debated the issue of school choice reforms in Mississippi, this new appointment does matter to our citizens (regardless of your stance on the issue).

As stated in The Washington Post today, “It marked the first time that a vice president’s tiebreaker was needed to confirm a Cabinet secretary, according to Daniel Holt, an assistant historian in the Senate Historical Office. And it was the first time a vice president cast any tiebreaker in the Senate since Richard B. Cheney did so nine years ago.”     

Read the full Post article by clicking on the following link and review the letter from Vice President Mike Pence, pictured below.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/education/senate-to-vote-today-on-confirmation-of-betsy-devos/2017/02/06/fd4b7e9c-ec85-11e6-9662-6eedf1627882_story.html?client=safari

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