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After Gov. Whitmer Passes Historic Investments in Public Schools, Betsy DeVos “Positioning Herself” to Run for Governor

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After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer led the charge to pass historic investments in public education this week, news is popping up that former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering a run for governor to push her harmful agenda that rips money away from public schools.

Michigan outlet MIRS recently reported that DeVos “is positioning herself for a gubernatorial run in 2022.”

Michigan knows DeVos all too well as a super-wealthy and deeply unpopular crusader against public schools, who funds and supports Republican candidates that back her harmful agenda. Recently, during the coronavirus pandemic, DeVos funneled millions of dollars of relief funds away from public schools.

“Betsy DeVos is in for a rude awakening if she thinks her horrible record on public education stands a chance against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has made historic investments in public education without raising taxes,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “Michigan families haven’t forgotten DeVos’ crusade against public schools or the way she gambled with children and teachers’ lives during the pandemic. The choice is easy — say no to Betsy DeVos and any of the Republican candidates she’s funding to keep driving her harmful agenda.”