John Merrow to the U.S. Senate: Why DeVos Should NOT Be Confirmed

Diane Ravitch's blog

The vote on Betsy DeVos could come as early as Friday. John Merrow has written to every senator. This is the letter he wrote, which he shared on his blog, The Merrow Report.

“Friends,

“This is the letter I have sent to about 40 United States Senators, including Senator Deb Fischer, the Nebraska Republican. If you agree, please communicate with your Senators and with Senator Fischer, whose vote may well determine the immediate future of public education.

“Dear Senator Fischer,

In the 41 years I spent covering education for PBS and NPR, I never encountered anyone less qualified for leadership than Betsy DeVos, the Administration’s nominee for United States Secretary of Education.

I reported for the PBS NewsHour and National Public Radio from early 1974 to late 2015. In fact, I cut my reporter’s teeth on IDEA, the 1975 federal law originally known as The Education of All Handicapped Children…

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