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West Virginia Teachers Win; DeVos Gets Pushback

Betsy DeVos heard from teachers and students this week after appearances in Parkland, Fla., and at the SXSW EDU conference.

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Betsy DeVos' busy week

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tweeted a black-and-white photo of a classroom taken decades ago next to a modern stock photo of a classroom. "Does this look familiar?" the tweet began. In both pictures, desks were lined up in straight rows, facing a teacher standing at the front of the classroom.

The tweet got 4,500 responses. Many teachers replied with contrasting

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