We must stop her.
President-elect Donald Trump has made billionaire anti-public schools fanatic Betsy DeVos his pick for education secretary, overseeing our country’s public schools. It is impossible to imagine a worse, more dangerous choice for America’s public school students, teachers and parents than DeVos.
Betsy DeVos has invested huge sums of her massive fortune in various education privatization schemes and crusades. In her home state of Michigan, her efforts have helped lead to a mind-boggling state expenditure of more than $1 billion a year on charter schools—schools that the Detroit Free Press has noted operate with a near total lack of oversight, transparency and accountability. A yearlong investigation by the newspaper found a charter school industry in Michigan rife with nepotism, insider deals and financial impropriety.
Now, Betsy DeVos wants to do for America what she did for Michigan.
Betsy DeVos will dismantle America’s public schools and turn the education of our children over to right-wing ideologues and corporate profiteers.
Don’t let her.