"Do you think ... if your family has not made hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to the Republican Party, that you would be sitting here today?"
DeVos has an appalling record on civil rights, no experience in or around public schools, and is intent on dismantling the American education system.
Democratic Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to Trump's Education Secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos, to pay the $5.3 million in fines that have been levied against her super PAC for election violations.
Trump’s choices are unqualified, but they were chosen for their desire to eradicate federal agencies, not their level of competence or expertise.
Efforts to undermine unions diminish democratic operations in our schools and disempower those who are most attuned to what our children need.
DeVos has the potential to undermine progress by diverting resources and failing to uphold government’s responsibility to protect the needs of students.
In one choice, Trump managed to abandon yet another campaign promise, while upsetting teachers unions and his most loyal supporters.