Madeloni calls DeVos ‘terrible choice’ for education secretary

The following statement was issued by Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni concerning President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education:

Betsy DeVos is a terrible choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, for our students, and for our nation’s public schools. Her longtime priority as a big-money donor to privatization causes has been to undermine public education by promoting vouchers and charter schools. She would continue those efforts as part of the Trump administration.

The outcome of Question 2 on the Massachusetts election ballot clearly demonstrated that people value public education and want high-quality public schools that provide opportunities for all students. DeVos does not share those goals for public education, and her nomination should be stopped in its tracks.