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MD Democrats Speak Out Against School Privatization

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Democrats are scheduled to discuss a plan they say is aimed at protecting the state's schools from privatization.

They will be joined by representatives of the Maryland State Education Association on Tuesday.

The news conference in Annapolis comes as Betsy DeVos is up for a close vote in the U.S. Senate to become the head of the U.S. Department of Education.

DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor, has faced criticism from labor unions for her promotion of school choice. Democrats and teachers' organizations have accused her of seeking to dismantle public education and divert taxpayer money to charter schools and private school vouchers.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.