For Immediate Release

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Staci Maiers, NEA Communications, 202-270-5333, smaiers@nea.org

NEA President Reacts To Education Secretary Betsy Devos’s Resignation

Pringle: 'She has failed our students yet again when they needed her most.'

WASHINGTON - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has submitted her resignation, making her the second Cabinet member to resign over President Donald Trump’s response to the attack at the U.S. Capitol.

The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:

“Resigning 13 days before the end of this administration does nothing to erase the harm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done to this country’s students, their families and educators. She has failed our students yet again when they needed her most. Her complicity, cowardice, and complete incompetence will be her legacy.

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“The 3 million members of the National Education Association are looking ahead to working with the Biden-Harris administration and Education Secretary-designate Miguel Cardona to make sure that we undo the damage done by the Trump administration. We will build a new public education system to ensure it is one where all students — no matter who they are or where they live — have access and opportunity to a racially just and high-quality education.”

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Learn how educators are talking to students about the attack at the U.S. Capitol here

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