MAPSA Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education

LANSING – Below is a statement from Dan Quisenberry, President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), the state charter school association. It’s in response to today’s vote by the U.S. Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. Secretary of Education.

“We congratulate Secretary DeVos on her confirmation, and we’re confident that she’s going to be an excellent and effective advocate for every student in America,” Quisenberry said. “Having worked closely with her in the past on issues in Michigan, we know that she has put the interests of kids before adults, parents before institutions, and students’ success before politics.

“Secretary DeVos can now get to work improving educational outcomes and opportunities across the country. Every student in this country deserves an opportunity to reach his or her greatest potential, and we’re committed to doing our part here in Michigan. Michigan’s charter schools have blazed the trail toward higher student achievement, and we need to continue along that path. It’s not time to celebrate. It’s time to get to work.”