Carol Burris: Betsy DeVos Did Not Tell the Truth

Diane Ravitch's blog

Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, has spent countless hours working with lawyers to get the tax status of our organization established, one that is charitable (c3) and one that is political (c4). She knows the laws, and they are exacting.

When she heard Betsy DeVos tell the Senate committee that she was not on the board of her mother’s foundation and that the listing of her name on the foundation documents was “a clerical error,” Burris was incredulous.

She wrote this comment:

“Betsy DeVos statement that it was “a clerical error” that she was listed as a Vice President of the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation is not plausible. The 990PF forms of the Foundation from 1998 (the earliest year on Guidestar) until the latest filing which is 2014, list Elizabeth DeVos as a Vice President. The family foundation is a “pass through” fund that makes…

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