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What Does DeVos As Secretary Of Education Mean For California?

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Among Trump’s controversial cabinet picks, Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos could officially be confirmed Tuesday.

The philanthropic billionaire is known for her work with charter schools in Michigan, but has proven divisive for her stance on public education funding and more.

Billy Downing is the President of ESM Prep, an organization focused on getting high school students in the Sacramento region ready for college.

He joins Children Now’s Deputy Director Samantha Tran to discuss the impact DeVos could have on California students’ education.  

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