I consider myself a conservative and a republican and living in the great state of Maryland in this day and age makes my life a little more complicated when talking about issues like education. But I also have a mother in early education at a tittle one school in Annapolis (Tyler Heights Elementary) and I've seen her work tirelessly to give her students a fantastic learning experience every day, even if it meant spending money on her expense. I have also seen her come home and crying for hours about how bad our public school system has gotten; from A/C and heating units shutting off for the whole school year, to internet being restricted from teachers, to flat out being disrespected by her principle and Anne Arundel County Board of Education. I fully believe we need to guide our public education system in another direction, DeVos is the WRONG direction. Please, persuade other representatives, regardless of political party affiliation, into voting No on DeVos!