MI Sen. Gary Peters troubled by Betsy DeVos Ed Secretary pick

Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning"

December 12, 2016

Dear Mr. Salisbury,

Thank you for contacting me about President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. I appreciate you taking the time to express your views. Your input is, and will always be, welcomed and appreciated.

As a product of Michigan public schools, the son of a high school teacher, and a father of three children who have attended Michigan public schools, I know firsthand the importance of a strong education system. I believe early childhood, quality K-12, and affordable higher education must be accessible and affordable for all students. Investments in every level of education must provide students with the skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st century global environment.

Michigan has been devoted to great public education for generations—a commitment that stretches back to even before the founding of our state. Some of our earliest pioneers settled under…

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