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Leaders Across Country Say DeVos is Best Choice For Students – WTAS 9



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:

“Duncan and DeVos. Different politics. But the same sense of urgency about this mission: Children can’t wait … High praise and a high bar for the next education secretary. We hope that’s Betsy DeVos.”
Chicago Tribune, Hearing echoes of Arne Duncan in Betsy DeVos’ focus-on-the-kids zeal

“Betsy DeVos will fight to streamline the federal education bureaucracy, return authority back to states and local school boards, and ensure that more dollars are reaching the classroom. Betsy DeVos also is a passionate supporter of increasing parental engagement in their children’s education and of harnessing the power of competition to drive improvement in all K-12 schools, whether they be public, private or virtual.”
Letter of support signed by 20 Governors

“Due to her commitment to improve our nation’s school system for all students and her focus on increasing parental engagement, I am supporting Betsy DeVos as our nation’s next Secretary of Education … Betsy DeVos understands the need to bring back education control to state and local boards, and I look forward to working with her to empower our parents, teachers, students, and local education officials. As the husband of a teacher, I believe Betsy DeVos is the right choice for this position.”
Statement by U.S. Sen. Dean Heller

“I believe Betsy DeVos understands that decisions about education need to be made much closer to where kids are.  I look forward to working with her to find ways to get those decisions back to local school boards, and moms and dads.”
KFVS, Senator Roy Blunt backing DeVos’ nomination for Secretary of Education

“I support Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education because during the confirmation process she committed to strongly support public education and because of her support for local control, instead of having the federal government dictate education policy at the state and local level.  I look forward to working with her to improve our K-12 public education system, make college more affordable, stand up for children with disabilities, and close the skills gap by promoting Career and Technical Education (CTE) to give young people more opportunities to succeed.”
Statement by U.S. Sen. Rob Portman