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DeVos was confirmed. Here’s what’s at stake for students with disabilities.
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DeVos was confirmed. Here’s what’s at stake for students with disabilities.

Rebecca Ullrich explains the risk for students who have special needs with Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

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  • Rebecca Ullrich

In the weeks leading up to the vote confirming Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, the switchboards on Capitol Hill were overwhelmed with calls. Hill staff noted that some senators received 25,000 or more letters and emails about DeVos, most in opposition to her nomination. Concerned parents, teachers, and advocates like you recognized that a billionaire philanthropist who spent her career dismantling public education is unfit to lead our nation’s schools.

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Rebecca Ullrich

Policy Analyst