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DeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education

DeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Mrs. Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate to serve as Secretary of Education of the United States.

Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:

“Latino families and students across the country are grateful to the fifty Senators who stood up today in support of the nomination of Betsy DeVos. Sadly, millions of American students today find themselves stuck in underperforming or failing schools, without any real options. Given the waste of billions in taxpayer money on a program that failed to improve underperforming schools, it is time for a new approach. Instead of big government advocates focusing so much effort on maximizing unionized teaching jobs, they should be working to maximize the academic results of our children. Secretary DeVos will work with states that may choose to expand school choice so that students and families have higher quality education options, better enabling them to achieve their American Dream.”

For Interviews with a representative from The LIBRE Initiative, please contact Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4463