DNC Reacts to DeVos’ Testimony
June 6, 2017
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.”