September 25, 2020 News & Press Releases

Virginia Dems Statement Ahead of Betsy DeVos’s Visit to Hampton University

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND - Following the announcement that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos would visit Hampton University on Friday, Press Secretary for the Virginia Democratic Party Hannah Muldavin, released the following statement: 

"Since the moment she has stepped in office, Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration have made ignorant comments about historically Black colleges and universities and gotten rid of policies that would help students. While schools and students have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, DeVos took advantage of the opportunity to divert relief funds from public schools to favor private and religious schools. We need a president who cares about an equal education for all students, not one who thinks the Secretary of Education is a position to pawn off to a mega-donor."