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Statement from Governor Jeb Bush on Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing

Tallahassee, Fla – Today, Jeb Bush, President and Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement on the confirmation hearings of Betsy DeVos.

“Betsy DeVos showed today why she is a hero of the education reform movement. She passionately articulated the case for school choice and parental control and expressed a deep commitment to children, especially at-risk students who are the biggest victims of failing K-12 schools. Betsy DeVos will take on the entrenched special interests in American education that have put the interests of adults ahead of school children for too long. Our experience in Florida proves that expanded school choice, coupled with strong accountability measures, delivers great results for kids. Betsy DeVos will work to shift power and money back to states and parents so innovation and reform can flourish in America.”