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School Politics, Pioneering Women, Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

School Politics, Pioneering Women, Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy

Coming up on today's show:
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of education, goes before the Senate today. Defenders of DeVos say her efforts to disrupt the educational establishment can only improve graduation rates across the country. But many opponents have concerns that she will use her wealth to entice states to take money away from public schools.  James Goenner, president and chief executive of the National Charter Schools Institute, and Diane Ravitch, a former assistant secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, weigh in. 
Over the weekend, Democrats and activists rallied to fight the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, discusses the lesser-known provisions that could be lost under a repeal.
British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a landmark address on Tuesday on the U.K.'s plan to leave the European Union. During her speech, she rejected partial membership in the E.U. an