Eli Broad to US Senators: Betsy DeVos ‘Unprepared and Unqualified’ to Be Education Secretary

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Eli Broad, the prominent local philanthropist behind a massive effort to increase the number of charter schools in Los Angeles, is protesting the appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education.

Eli Broad attends The Broad Museum Black Tie Inaugural Dinner at The Broad on September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Eli Broad attends The Broad Museum Black Tie Inaugural Dinner at The Broad on September 17, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

Broad sent a letter to U.S. senators Wednesday, asking them to vote against President Trump’s nominee.

“I believe she is unprepared and unqualified for the position,” Broad wrote. “Indeed, with Betsy DeVos at the helm of the U.S. Department of Education, much of the good work that has been accomplished to improve public education for all of America’s children could be undone.”

Betsy DeVos is a billionaire Republican fundraiser based in Grand Rapids, Mich. Before Trump announced her nomination, she spent her dollars and connections promoting school choice, in the form of both vouchers and charter schools.

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