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DeVos Continues to Gather Support Before Final Senate Vote – WTAS 8

Tallahassee, Fla. – With the Senate HELP Committee’s favorable vote on Tuesday, here are some thoughtful views on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education and what it means for education reform nationwide:

“Betsy DeVos deserves this vote of confidence and endorsement toward confirmation as the next Secretary of Education. Despite the partisan gamesmanship she endured these past weeks, Betsy remains focused on serving our nation as a true champion of students and parents. I know she will work tirelessly to improve the future of every child, especially those who have been stuck too long in failing schools. Betsy’s long-standing commitment to innovation, choice and accountability create the exact formula needed to empower states and parents to transform education in America.”
Statement by Governor Jeb Bush on Senate HELP Committee’s Favorable Vote on Betsy DeVos

“Betsy DeVos has dedicated her life to expanding opportunities for children to attend the best schools and ensuring that parents have maximum choice when choosing those educations.”
Letter of Support from 15 members of Congress

“I have worked with Mrs. DeVos on education issues in Tennessee for several years. I know her to have both a heart for our school children and the experience to take the Department of Education to new heights.”
The Tennessean, Betsy DeVos highly qualified to be education secretary

“Betsy DeVos is going to put our children first. Too much time has passed where children have received a poor education that simply does not stack up. I believe Mrs. DeVos is committed to helping our children succeed academically. I support her nomination and will work with her to ensure that every child in America receives a world-class education.”
Sen. Richard Burr Statement

“I grew up poor, went to four schools by the fifth grade, and almost failed out of high school. I know the challenges facing so many low-income and minority students …My belief in school choice stems directly from that notion, and is a primary driver of my support for Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.”
Myrtle Beach Online, Sen. Tim Scott: Why I support Betsy DeVos

“I write as an educator of 41 years … The experience she has had in improving education in Michigan is precisely what is needed to improve public education in our country.”
Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, The Case for DeVos