I am writing to urge you to oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos. I am a researcher, policy analyst, and long-time participant in the education sector and have worked in both the private sector and in charter schools. I do not oppose any ideas on ideological grounds. But, in the case of Betsy DeVos, I am truly concerned that her ideology and her funding alliances are more powerful than her knowledge and understanding of the issues. As Secretary of Education, I believe we need a leader who is capable of understanding and taking action based on the very diverse needs of our heterogeneous student population. Please consider your vote wisely and thank you for reading this letter.