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Jeb Bush calls Betsy DeVos an 'inspired' choice



Jeb Bush has a piece in USA Today this morning calling for confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.

“While the vast majority of K-12 spending is done by state and local governments, the bulging layers of bureaucracy that administer education policy are the direct result of federal overreach into our education system. As a result, too many education dollars are wasted on bureaucrats and administrators instead of being driven down into the classroom where they could make a bigger impact on learning.

“Instead of defending and increasing Washington’s power, Betsy will cut federal red tape and be a passionate advocate for state and local control of schools. More importantly, she will empower parents with greater choices and a stronger voice over their children’s education. In the two decades that I have been actively involved in education reform, I have worked side-by-side with Betsy to promote school choice and put the interests of students first. I know her commitment to children, especially at-risk kids, is genuine and deep.”

Full column here. DeVos had sat on the board of Bush's education foundation.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:08pm]


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