Betsy DeVos was confirmed moments ago as US Secretary of Education – with the tie-breaking vote cast by the Vice President. Agudah released the following statement.
Agudath Israel of America congratulates Betsy DeVos on her confirmation today as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Mrs. DeVos has spent the last three decades focused on giving parents and children educational opportunities. She will now bring her passion to the more than 50 million children educated in schools across America.
Agudath Israel has been deeply engaged in the national discussion on educational reform for more than 60 years and has worked closely with elected officials on both sides of the aisle to seek ways to enhance American education – both public and nonpublic. Support for public education should include the entire public, including parents who seek for their children an educational alternative to their local public school.
Agudath Israel looks forward to continuing to work with Mrs. DeVos and with stakeholders from across the educational spectrum to create and implement policies that benefit every child in America, regardless of where they live or attend school.
Let’s not celebrate just yet don’t count your chicks before they hatch
This is just an awful pick, just because she contributed millions to the GOP does not make her qualified. Her answers were awful. Education is the US will never be the same
At her senate hearing, Mrs. DeVos was unfamiliar with the Federal Disabilities Law. Her comment leave it to the states.
I’m not counting any chicks but I know 2 things. She supports vouchers and together with trump she’ll fight the teachers union. That enough is cause for celebration
DeVos is a disaster. She does not want to provide any federal aid to children with disabilities and wants to mandate certain evangelical religious teachings to be mandated in both private and public schools.
Also the fact that the democrats put up such a fight against her shows how good she must be for us
She bought off the Republicans with many millions of dollars.
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