Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper joined Brown in emphasizing criticism of DeVos, who most recently became embroiled in a controversial proposed cutting of funding for Special Olympic programs nationwide, does not detract from any of Butler Tech’s acclaimed reforms and modernization in recent years.
Pepper, however, blasted DeVos as harming public schools by seeking historically sharp cuts in the federal education funding that goes to states.
“Betsy DeVos has been a disaster for public education. She has pushed for vouchers and more charter schools,” said Pepper, during a Thursday conference call with the president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.
Devos, he said, “has continued her campaign as secretary of education to take tax dollars away from our public schools and to give them to private schools and charters.”
Officials with DeVos’ office were not immediately available for comment.