(BISMARCK, ND) – What does it cost to convince Kevin Cramer to support an anti-public education, anti-North Dakota agenda? Apparently only $21,600. That’s how much Cramer has taken in campaign contributions from the DeVos family.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who “made her reputation by undermining public schools,” was overwhelmingly opposed during her confirmation hearing: ND United urged against her confirmation, as did the Williston Herald and Forum editorial boards. And, across the state, “local educators [found] DeVos unqualified and worr[ied] about the impact her support for charter schools would have on public education.” That’s why Senator Heitkamp opposed DeVos’ nomination. But Cramer? He’d rather increase his political capital and stand with his financiers than with North Dakota.