Over 2,740 Calvin College Alums Formally Oppose Alum Betsy DeVos for US Ed Sec. VIEW PRESS RELEASE AND LETTER HERE.

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PRESS RELEASE:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OVER 2,750 CALVIN COLLEGE ALUMNI OPPOSE DEVOS NOMINATION

January 27, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS – Today, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor,
and Pensions will receive a letter outlining opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S.
Secretary of Education from alumni of her own undergraduate institution. The letter is signed
by over 2,750 students at and alumni of Calvin College, a small, Christian liberal arts college
located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The letter notes the value of the shared educational
experiences held in common by the alumni signatories and DeVos herself. It then outlines four
key concerns about DeVos’ qualifications for the position, summarized below:

1) We believe that the position of the Secretary of Education requires the individual to have
an intimate knowledge of the tools used by educators. In this regard Mrs. DeVos does
not qualify.

2) We…

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