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Education Secretary Lands at Bottom of Favorability Ratings in Poll

By Andrew Ujifusa — October 03, 2017 1 min read

–ANDREW UJIFUSA

The National Consult/Politico online poll, which dealt with the popularity of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet members and various policy and political issues, found that a higher percentage of those polled gave DeVos a “very unfavorable” rating than any other Cabinet member included in the poll.

DeVos, a longtime champion of school choice, became a lightning rod for controversy during and after her January confirmation hearing before the Senate education committee. She has also drawn criticism for a number of her remarks, including her comments on the role of historically black colleges and universities.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 04, 2017 edition of Education Week as Education Secretary Lands at Bottom Of Favorability Ratings in Poll

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