MDP Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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MDP Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement today, on behalf of Party Chair Brandon Dillon, regarding Donald Trump’s selection of billionaire charter school advocate and anti-public education activist Betsy DeVos as his pick for U.S. Secretary of Education:

“Donald Trump could not have made a more dangerous and ill-advised pick for his Secretary of Education than billionaire charter school advocate and anti-public education activist Betsy DeVos,” said Brandon Dillon, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.

“Here is someone, in Betsy DeVos, who has made it her life’s work to channel her family’s massive wealth toward destroying Michigan’s public education system, and now she’s about to oversee the policy and direction of education for the entire United States. She has consistently encouraged and enabled attacks on public school teachers and our children’s right to a quality public education, to line the pockets of corporate charter school investors and make her family’s extremely conservative views part of a mainstream curriculum.

“Mr. Trump has made yet another ill-informed and dangerous cabinet appointment, either to reward and appease another wealthy Republican power player or because he simply has no clue at all what he’s doing. In either case, he is putting our entire public education system in harm’s way and should immediately rescind the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. Secretary of Education.”

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