I would like to thank Senator Rob Portman (R) of Ohio for putting money above the interests of the schoolchildren of the United States.

Despite the fact that over 90 percent of U.S. children attend public schools, Portman voted yes for a woefully ignorant Betsy DeVos. She has no experience in public education and is unqualified for the position. As a parent who attended public schools and had children who attended Hudson City Schools, I am disgusted and offended.

I guess it was the $50,000 Portman got from DeVos.

Deb Lichtenberger, Hudson