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DeVos bungles 60 Minutes interview, Sununu maintains his support

Concord, N.H. - On Sunday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was interviewed on 60 Minutes where she displayed a shocking lack of understanding and knowledge about education policy. In the interview, DeVos also expressed her continued support for school voucher programs, which led Governor Sununu to endorse her nomination despite her lack of qualifications. Sununu's own school voucher bill, SB 193, is currently making its way through the State Legislature facing opposition from parents, teachers, and school board members. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement: "Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continued to show why she is utterly unqualified for her current position with her meandering responses and inability to answer even the most basic questions about education on 60 Minutes. Governor Sununu's continued and unwavering support for DeVos is perfectly in line with a governor who has supported the Trump Administration at every turn and who shares DeVos' dangerous and harmful education policies. After all, Sununu chose to nominate New Hampshire's own Betsy DeVos, Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, and continues to push for SB 193, the unconstitutional school voucher bill that would divert funds away from public schools towards unregulated private, religious, and parochial schools like the Tri-City Christian Academy, which banned a transgender students from matriculating at their school. With Sununu, Edelblut, and DeVos in charge of our education policies, students are paying the price. New Hampshire deserves better, which is exactly why, come November, voters will make Sununu a 1-term governor."


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