Betsy DeVos's problem with numbers - 2020-03-07

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F43.png Betsy DeVos's problem with numbers March 7, 2020, Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has a problem with numbers. As in, she sometimes cites numbers that just aren't accurate.

DeVos, of course, is hardly the only government official to cite inaccurate numbers to make a point, but that's no reason not to point it out when she does — and she did during two appearances in the last week before congressional committees when defending the Trump administration's proposed 2021 budget.

Let's look at a few examples from her testimony.

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