New Secretary of Education | New DEC Policy and Advocacy Council

February 8, 2017

Dear DEC Members:


The recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education was clearly controversial.  Our community was very vocal in expressing our concerns about Ms. DeVos, in large part based on her confirmation hearing and written responses about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  It was not at all clear she understood or is committed to the principles and provisions of IDEA.  We should be proud of how thousands of us mobilized, spoke up, and shared our stories and our commitment t