Levin Statement Opposing DeVos Nomination

Jan 31, 2017 Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today issued the following statement in opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“The Secretary of Education should be a champion of public education, not a leading proponent of undermining it. In Michigan, Betsy DeVos advocated for lower standards for charter schools than other taxpayer funded schools, as well as for diverting public funds to private schools. We need an experienced and knowledgeable administrator for our educational system, but DeVos’ comments at her confirmation hearing demonstrated a lack of familiarity with a number of key issues, including special education laws that go back to my days in the State Senate.

“I am opposed to her nomination, and I encourage all in the Senate to vote against confirmation.”