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We need one more Senator

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We only need one more Republican Senator to do the right thing and protect our kids from public education’s biggest threat, Betsy DeVos.

DeVos is Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Education. A bedrock principle of America is investing in a public education system that serves everyone – and she won't do that.

DeVos didn’t attend public school, and neither did her children. She’s an advocate for vouchers, which takes money from public schools to pay for private and religious schools.

As a billionaire investor from Michigan, Devos and her children have never received a student loan. She doesn’t understand the problem of fraud by for-profit colleges. As Secretary of Education, will be in charge of the largest provider of student loans and financial aid, the federal government. 

During her hearing DeVos failed to comprehend fundamental issues like the importance of keeping guns out of schools, having schools that are accessible for disabled students, protecting LGBT students from discrimination, and preventing sexual assault on college campuses. 

Do I need to say more? She’s completely unqualified for the job. 

Right now, two Republican Senators have pledged to join me and vote NO on Betsy DeVos for education secretary. It could be a 50-50 vote, and Mike Pence will be the tie breaker. We just need one more no vote.

It’s critical that we keep up the pressure to reject this disastrous appointment.

Every student deserves an equal opportunity at success. Thanks for standing with me. 


Posted on February 2, 2017.

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