Eva Moskowitz Releases Statement on Betsy DeVos Confirmation
New York, NY — After the U.S. Senate HELP Committee voted on Tuesday to approve the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of Success Academy released the following statement.
“I’m a Democrat, but believe our children’s education should be a bipartisan issue. I am glad that the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee voted today to move Betsy DeVos’ nomination.
“Betsy will be a tireless advocate for America’s school children. She recognizes the importance of parent choice and will work with governors and local leaders to ensure that all children have access to better schools.
“As someone who has challenged the teachers’ unions, I know how powerful and resistant to change they can be. Betsy DeVos is a proven leader with the courage to shake up the education establishment for the betterment of children and families.
“We have a crisis in American education where less than 40 percent of high school graduates are ready for college or the workforce. Betsy DeVos is a bold reformer who will drive an important national debate that puts expanded parent choice at the center of our efforts to improve K-12 schools.”