New Jersey’s Cory Booker Votes Against Charter-School Ally Betsy DeVos


New Jersey’s Cory Booker Votes Against Charter-School Ally Betsy DeVos

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. — Sen. Cory Booker continued a longstanding trend of his political career on Tuesday when he voted against Betsy DeVos’ leading the Department of Education: he confounded folks’ expectations.
Prior to joining the Senate, Booker was mayor of Newark from 2006-2013, and he got flak from both ends of the political spectrum, as he tried to address a variety of issues.

For example, some folks on the right opposed what Booker called “common-sense solutions” to gun violence, and some on the left criticized his increased use of surveillance to combat crime.
This past Tuesday, Booker joined …

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