Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s announcement on Monday that she will oppose the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education is the correct choice to help ensure the future of public education in North Dakota.

Heitkamp, D-N.D., cited several reasons for her decision. One was the wide-ranging opposition from North Dakotans. The Senator claimed that of the nearly 1,400 constituents who responded to her request for feedback on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, 95 percent opposed DeVos, 3 percent were in favor of her and 2 percent were neutral. That is a clear margin. The complaints are easy to understand.

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