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I wrote our Senator, Cory Gardner, and implored him to not vote for Betsy DeVos as education secretary. I based my argument on the confirmation hearings where she displayed an almost complete ignorance of public school issues.
At the time of my writing the letter, I was unaware of the Center for American Progress report listing Cory Gardner as a recipient of $49,800 in campaign contributions from the DeVos family. Had I known that, I would have asked him to recuse himself from the vote because of ethics violations.
To the credit of Sen. Gardner's staff, shortly after his vote to confirm, I received a reply where he praises her as being a "long-time advocate for education reform." He apparently is unaware that in Douglas County our school board has made "education reform" a dirty word that means to destroy our public schools.
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