The Presidential Candidates on Education

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Cheers and Jeers

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Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)
Why We're Cheering

She sent NEA-opposed judicial nominee Steven Menashi a letter seeking information about his role in the Department of Education’s failure to fulfill its legal obligation to protect students and borrowers from predatory for-profit colleges and student loan companies.

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Senate Judiciary Committee members Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Why We're Cheering

They voted NO on Steven Menashi’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Todd Young (R-IN), Cory Booker (D-NJ), James Lankford (R-OK), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Gary Peters (D-MI)
Why We're Cheering

They sponsored a resolution designating November 2019 as National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month.

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Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Why We're Cheering

They sent Betsy DeVos a letter calling on her to cooperate fully with the House Education and Labor Committee’s investigation into the Department of Education’s role in Dream Center Education Holding’s misrepresentation of accreditation at its Illinois Institute of Art and Art Institute of Colorado campuses.

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Senate Judiciary Committee members Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Why We're Jeering

They voted YES on Steven Menashi’s nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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