DNC Reacts to DeVos’ Testimony

DNC Deputy Communications Director Adrienne Watson released the following statement on Secretary Betsy DeVos’ testimony on Donald Trump’s education budget before the Senate Appropriations Committee:


“Trump and DeVos – two people who never in their lives attended a public school – want $9.2 billion in devastating cuts to the Department of Education.


“Trump and DeVos’s proposal will decimate crucial initiatives like loan forgiveness programs for low-income students, funding for after school-programs, teacher training, and arts programs.  They’ve shown a contempt for public education and an apparent unwillingness to protect our students from discriminatory policies or predatory for-profit-colleges that cheat families and break the law. Our students, parents and teachers deserve so much more – beginning with a Secretary of Education and President who are committed to public education.”