Cantwell to Vote “NO” Betsy DeVos Nomination for Secretary of Education

SEATTLE, WA – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that she will vote “no” on President Trumps’ Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos:

“Public education boosts millions out of poverty and gives every student a chance to succeed. Yet Betsy DeVos misses the importance of public schools to working families. When it came to protecting students with disabilities, Mrs. DeVos showed a lack of understanding for federal disability laws in education that ensure every child receives a high-quality education.

“We need a Secretary of Education who will move public education forward and ensure all children are getting the best education possible. I will be voting NO on Mrs. DeVos’ nomination.”