BREAKING NEWS: Senator Deb Fischer Will Vote for Betsy DeVos

Diane Ravitch's blog

Despite the pleas of her constituents and parents and teachers across America, Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer just tweeted that she will vote to support Betsy DeVos.

She said that DeVos assured her in writing that the Department of Education will not impose mandates on the states regarding vouchers.

She also said–despite DeVos’s obvious ignorance and incompetence at her hearings–that DeVos has the “ability and commitment” to lead the Department.

This is very disappointing coming from the daughter of a public school teacher, a former member of a school board, and former president of the Nebraska School Boards Association.

Senator Fischer is giving her support to a woman who has demonstrated her contempt for the public school teachers and public schools of the nation.

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