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DeVos diverts COVID-19 funds to voucher schemes

Once again, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is making news for the wrong reasons. The headline of a New York Times story published on May 15—the same day the House passed the HEROES Act—sums it up this way: “DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools.” The ensuing story describes how she is diverting millions of dollars intended for public schools to voucher schemes repeatedly rejected by Congress—“microgrants” are just the latest example. The HEROES Act would prohibit using COVID-19 funds for voucher schemes and require DeVos to follow the law and provide equitable services.


Email your members of Congress and tell them don’t let DeVos use COVID-19 to push privatization.

77 responses to “DeVos diverts COVID-19 funds to voucher schemes

  1. Funneling taxpayer dollar for favored religious and private schools? After repeated rejections by Congress?!?! Mrs. DeVoe, you were voted into office to uphold the law and rights. Let’s see you make a turn around and make the right desicions. Fully Funded public education is a protected right.

  2. Stop taking the money from our public schools to fund schools that have no proven success! Public schools, especially now, need all the funding possible to ensure the needs of ALL our students!

  3. DeVos needs to stick to her daddy’s soap company and stop trying to be believable that she understands schools !!

  4. The private/religious schools in my area of Georgia are not regulated and do NOT have all certified teachers. A friend of mine just contacted me about her granddaughter and told me they want to keep her in kindergarten again. This child is about to be 7. I asked to see her IEP and no one knew what one was. She is probably a Special Ed child that needs proper services as mandated by law. I am a retired NBCT mentor teacher and I wouldn’t tackle what this child needs. What a joke DeVos is. I want NONE of my tax dollars going to unregulated private/religious schools.

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