Betsy DeVos' Nomination for Education Secretary Moves to the Full Senate

Jacqueline Cooper, president of the Black Alliance for Educational
Options (BAEO), has released the following statement on the nomination of Betsy
DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.

"Betsy is a very gifted and well-respected education leader with a proven
track record of advancing excellence and equity for students. She has been a strong champion for parental choice, ensuring that all children, regardless of race or economic status, have access to excellent schools. We have no doubt she will make a great education secretary.

"BAEO congratulates Betsy on her nomination."

About the Black Alliance for Educational Options:
The Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) is a national, non-profit education advocacy organization, founded in 2000 by prominent Black educators, elected officials and civil rights activists. BAEO's mission is to increase access to high-quality educational options for Black children by actively supporting transformational education reform initiatives and parental choice policies that empower low-income and working-class Black families. For more information on BAEO visit