DeVos critics devoted to private schools — for themselves

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Six of the 10 Democratic members of the Senate panel that will consider the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education secretary attended private or parochial schools, or have children and grandchildren currently attending, the Daily Caller reports.

The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was postponed until Jan. 17. That should give DeVos’ critics  more time to scour late-filed financial disclosure forms and, perhaps, prepare responses to criticisms about the double-standard of opposing school choice for all while enthusiastically employing it for themselves and their loved ones.

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John Bicknell is executive editor of He is a veteran editor and has worked in journalism for more than 30 years. He came to Washington in 1999 as an editor at Congressional Quarterly and held several positions at CQ and Roll Call. He is the author of "America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation." His next book, scheduled to be published in 2017, is on John C. Fremont's 1856 presidential campaign. John also served as senior editor of the 2016 edition of “The Almanac of American Politics.” He can be reached on Twitter @JohnBick1960 and by email at [email protected]