Educate Betsy DeVos about the value of public schools
Betsy DeVos has been confirmed for Secretary of Education after the Senate split 50/50 and Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. An extremist billionaire with no experience in education, DeVos has no degree in education, has never worked in a school, and neither she nor her children ever attended a public school.
Her sole connection to public education is her decades-long mission to destroy it.
DeVos supports unaccountable, for-profit charter schools and vouchers, which drain public schools of critical resources. She pushes so-called “school choice” schemes that typically offer no choice for the most vulnerable students—those with special needs, those who don’t speak English, and those living in poverty.
This is a good time to speak up on behalf of our public schools and our students.