New Mexico – One day after Steve Pearce blatantly misrepresented his positions as supportive of public education in a news article, the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who he supported took away guidance on protections for disabled students.
“Steve Pearce’s dishonesty is uncanny–his actions don’t reflect anything he’s saying. Despite the message he has been pushing about jobs, education, and immigration, it’s important we set the record straight. Steve Pearce is an extreme Republican who would rather push his political ideology than support policies that are good for New Mexicans,” said Richard Ellenberg, Chair of the Democratic Party of Mexico.
Throughout his tenure, Steve Pearce has opted to support policies that would take resources from our schools and put profits ahead of students. In November 2016, Pearce voiced no concern over Trump’s voucher plans and said he was, “excited to work with the Trump administration.”
During President Trump’s nomination process, Pearce praised his nominations including his choice for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who had a history of being responsible for one of the biggest school reform disasters in the country. Since then, DeVos has taken away programs that help students manage student loan debt, removed guidelines to address campus sexual assault, and just this week, rolled back protections for students with disabilities.