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This is not fake news: Advocacy of child labor in background of Education secretary pick

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  • BACK TO THE MINE! A 1906 photo of a 14-year-old mine laborer.

A think tank funded by Dick and Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's pick to be Education secretary, published this piece endorsing the return of child labor.

That's just a sidelight, though, to her work to destroy public education and to fight meaningful oversight of charter and private schools and other ways to funnel public dollars away from conventional schools.

Jane Mayer of the New Yorker with more on DeVos.

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