News from Progress Michigan

November 23, 2016

Contact: Sam Inglot,, 616-916-0574

Progress Michigan Slams Trump Appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education
DeVos Family Donations Appear to Purchase More Than Just MI Legislature

LANSING — Today President Elect Donald Trump announced MI GOP financier Betsy DeVos as his pick for Secretary of Education. The following Statement can be attributed to Progress Michigan Executive Director Lonnie Scott:

“Donald Trump’s pick of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education proves that having a shortage of experience means nothing as long you don’t have a shortage of money. The DeVos family has been using their deep pockets to influence the Michigan legislature for years and it looks like they have finally bought their way into a presidential administration as well. The DeVos family education plan has been a disaster for Michigan and we are truly saddened that Trump decided to import their failed ideas to Washington D.C. Progress Michigan remains committed to holding the DeVos family accountable and fighting for all children to have access to excellent public schools.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment