The vast majority of students in this country depend on public schools for their education. Getting a quality education is, for many, their only chance at significantly improving their lives. When public schools have been properly funded and supported they have consistently a quality educational experience for students. We needed a champion of public schools for our Secretary of Education. Betsy DeVos is not that person. She has avoided public schools for herself and her family, has worked towards the privatization of public education by encouraging voucher systems and for-profit charter schools with little to no oversight, has said teachers are overpaid, has no education background whatsoever. So deeply disappointing that, despite many critics from the right and overwhelming public opposition, only two Republican senators would vote in opposition to her confirmation.