Senator Ron Wyden Will Vote NO On DeVos

Diane Ravitch's blog

Ron Wyden, Democratic Senator from Oregon, will vote NO on DeVos. Too bad that one or two Republicans will not vote for this unqualified candidate. The people of Oregon can feel grateful to have a principled senator.

For Immediate Release: Jan. 18, 2017
Contact: Sam Offerdahl, 202-224-5039
Hank Stern, 503-326-7539

Wyden Announces ‘No’ Vote on Betsy DeVos to Head the Department of Education

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today announced he will vote against the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be the next secretary of the Department of Education.

“A bedrock principle of America’s public educational system is investing public money in schools meant to serve everyone, not siphoning off scarce taxpayer dollars to private or religious education. Unfortunately, the president-elect’s choice for Education Secretary has indicated she supports an approach that flies in the face of America’s long-time, commonsense investment in public education opportunities that recognizes…

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