The confirmation today of Betsy DeVos as the 11th U.S. secretary of education brought angry denunciations and firm pledges of support — no surprise for a Cabinet nominee who had become a lightning rod for Americans' views about their public schools.
Here's our roundup, with excerpts from reactions around the country:
First, DeVos herself tweeted shortly after her confirmation:
And this tweet from Vice President Pence, who cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate:
President Trump tweeted his congratulations:
The teachers unions