U.S. Senate confirms Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. 

Kaleigh Lemaster, executive director of School Choice Ohio, issued the following statement:

“I applaud the U.S. Senate for confirming Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. Mrs. DeVos has spent many years fighting on behalf of families across the nation, including here in Ohio, to ensure that all children have access to the quality education they deserve. 

I am grateful that our nation’s top education leader understands so well that education is not one-size-fits-all. Empowering families to choose the educational environment that is the best fit for their child – whether it is public, private, charter, online or homeschool – can make all the difference in the world for that child’s future. Children have the opportunity to reach their full potential when they are in a learning environment that meets their unique learning needs and encourages them to thrive.”


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