Don’t Let Donald Trump’s Billionaire Dept. of Education Nominee Control the Future of Student Debt.
Donald Trump nominated out-of-touch billionaire Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education as Education Secretary. Betsy DeVos’ nomination continues a concerning pattern where Trump chooses wealthy, unqualified individuals for high-level positions in the federal government.
- Betsy DeVos’ track record speaks for itself. She has zero experience in public education. In fact, almost all previous Education Secretaries have had career experience in the field of education where they learned the skills necessary to improve schools in our communities. Betsy Devos has none.
- Betsy Devos has made no mention of the student debt crisis. She is unaware how everyday people are impacted by student loan debt and continues to ignore the trillion dollar problem. In fact, “little is known about her views on federal higher education policy”* and she has little to no experience working with families who struggle to afford the rising cost of college.
- Betsy DeVos made her career advocating for taxpayer dollars to be taken away from resource-starved public schools. In fact, she wants to funnel your money into the pockets of private and for-profit education companies through voucher systems and charter schools.
If you support public education, investing in our local schools, and ending America’s student debt crisis, DEMAND the Senate vote “no” on Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary.
Posted on 1 December 2016