Denver (January 30, 2017) — Following President Trump’s nomination of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, Mike Johnston issued the following statement:

I’ve spent time both as a teacher and a principal in high-risk schools, doing my best to give every kid a chance at a great education, which is a value that goes to my core.

As such, I oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos. Our children deserve someone who understands the complexity of the challenges we face and is committed to the transparency, accountability, and high standards families deserve. Being divisive is no substitute for being diligent, and being partisan is no proxy for being prepared.