Toolkit for Opposing the DeVos Nomination

ACADEME BLOG

The Network for Public Education [http://networkforpubliceducation.org/] has put together this Toolkit for Opposing Betsy DeVos’s nomination as Secretary of Education. Although the emphasis is on K-12 education, it seems very likely that DeVos will support the expansion of for-profit colleges and universities, the increased privatization of public colleges and universities, and the undermining of the collective-bargaining rights of faculty to whom unionization is now available. So, the items in the toolkit can be fairly easily adapted by college and university faculty.

The more we learn, the more we are certain that Betsy DeVos is bad for public schools and for kids.

When De Vos has to choose between quality schools and “the free market,” she chooses “the free market” of privatized choice every time. The best interests of children take a back seat.

And we know the DeVos endgame–shut down our neighborhood public schools, and replace them…

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