January 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos

Senator Hassan Meets with Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Maggie Hassan met with Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education. As a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Senator Hassan will participate in hearings on Ms. DeVos' nomination.

"All children deserve access to quality public education regardless of their personal circumstances, and while I appreciated the opportunity to meet directly with Ms. DeVos, I remain very concerned about both her lack of support for and experience with public education. I also have concerns about her support for diverting taxpayer dollars to private schools without accountability requirements, which would weaken investments in public education. Granite Staters and Americans deserve to know more about Ms. DeVos' educational philosophy, record and potential conflicts of interest, and it's troubling that the hearing process is on pace to begin before she has even received ethics clearance."

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