Peter Greene: Who Are the Friends of Betsy DeVos?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Peter Greene, like Mercedes Schneider, checks into the background of the group called Friends of Betsy DeVos and finds that it apparently has only one member, a hired PR guy. He suggests that she buys friends.

But that may not be true. She has many many friends, as we learn from a press release issued by Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, where DeVos was a board member until recently. Like DeVos, FEE supports school choice of every variety and doesn’t like public schools. It was also a strong supporter of Common Core but doesn’t say much about it these days.

FEE issued this letter endorsing DeVos:

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, 72 leaders and organizations, including the Foundation for Excellence in Education, joined the following open letter to show their support for Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.

Betsy DeVos is an undisputed champion of families and students…

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