I am deeply concerned that this appointment will pose a great threat to students and their families. DeVos has clearly demonstrated her lack of preparation for this position. Further, she does not represent the interests of poor and middle class persons who rely on public education, scholarships, grants, etc. Her position on education and her intentions for enacting policy strongly resembles the policy changes made in Chile under the autocratic regime of general Pinochet. These changes had terrible consequences, especially for those of lower socioeconomic status. It is our duty to stand against those that neither hold nor respect our common interests as citizens.