Sen. Debbie Stabenow says 'Nope!' to Betsy DeVos cabinet appointment

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) says no to DeVos appointment.
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) says no to DeVos appointment.
Today, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) is all of us. After a Jan. 5 interview with Betsy Devos regarding her possible appointment of Secretary of Education under Trump, Stabenow said, "Nope."

A Freep article reported that Stabenow said, “Our conversation reaffirmed my strong concerns about her nomination. Betsy DeVos and her family have a long record of pushing policies that I believe have seriously undermined public education in Michigan and failed our children. Therefore, I cannot support (her).”

Betsy DeVos's attempts to reform public education left the system in ruins.
  • Betsy DeVos's attempts to reform public education left the system in ruins.
DeVos, who's married to former Amway Corp. chief Dick DeVos, has been behind a series of bills that have sought to give charter schools more taxpayer dollars, as well as to send taxpayer money allocated to education to parents via vouches which would allow them to select the school they deemed the best for their child. The whole thing is supposed to make schools more competitive, but a yearlong investigation by the Detroit Free Press has revealed less than stellar results.

You can read more about what a crappy job DeVos has done reforming Michigan's public school system here.

DeVos and her family have also donated millions to the GOP through their Dick and Besty DeVos Foundation and their one of the largest contributors to the Michigan Republican party.


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