- Senate votes Monday on whether to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education
- Felicia Wong: School choice is not really about freedom
Felicia Wong is President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, an economic and social policy think tank working to re-imagine the rules so they work for all Americans, and co-author of the forthcoming book "Rewrite the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy."
Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, is on Roosevelt's board. The views expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)As the Senate prepares to vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education, opposition has primarily focused on questions of her basic competence. Some have also critiqued her background and experience almost exclusively with private, religious schools: She and her children have only ever attended Christian schools, and she and her husband have donated almost $8.6 million in recent years to Christian schooling organizations.