Take Action: Urge our senators to reject Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is a terrible choice for U.S. secretary of education, for our students, and for our nation’s public schools. Her longtime priority as a big-money donor to privatization causes has been to undermine public education by promoting vouchers and charter schools. She would continue those efforts as part of the Trump administration.

Here are some ways to speak out against the DeVos nomination.

SPEAK OUT

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CALL, EMAIL OR WRITE TO SENATOR WARREN AND MARKEY: 
Important things to mention and contact information are available here.

URGE SENATORS WARREN AND MARKEY TO REJECT DEVOS: To tell our U.S. senators that you oppose the appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, call 1.855.882.6229 or click here to email them.

SIGN THE NEA/AFT PETITION: Tell Betsy DeVos to commit to high-quality public schools for every student. Add your name here

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FIVE REASONS WHY TRUMP PICK BETSY DEVOS IS WRONG FOR SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
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AN OPEN LETTER TO BETSY DEVOS FROM AMERICA'S PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
DeVos has never worked in public education. Not for one single day. Nor has she ever attended a public school or sent any of her children to public schools — from The Huffington Post.

HOW TRUMP'S EDUCATION NOMINEE BENT DETRIOT TO HER WILL ON CHARTER SCHOOLS
Betsy DeVos "was very eager to impose experimentation on students that she has not spent time with and children that she does not have consequence for.” — from The New York Times.

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Betsy DeVos has no education experience

MADELONI CALLS DEVOS A 'TERRIBLE CHOICE' FOR EDUCATION SECRETARY  
MTA President Barbara Madeloni reacts to the news that Trump selected a backer of vouchers and charter schools for key post.

SENATOR WARREN TAKES AIM AT TRUMP'S PICK FOR EDUCATION SECRETARY
Warren to DeVos: “There is no precedent for an Education Department Secretary nominee with your lack of experience in public education."
Globe story about Warren's letter and Warren's letter to DeVos.

SENATOR MARKEY CALLS ON BETSY DEVOS TO PAY $5.3 MILLION IN UNPAID FINES FOR ELECTION VIOLATIONS
Markey and other senators say group run by DeVos showed brazen disregard for election law to "avoid paying legally obligated public debts."

QUESTIONS FOR BILLIONAIRE BETSY DEVOS AT HER JANUARY 17 HEARING
Education historian Diane Ravitch offers a list of suggested questions for the members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions tasked with approving her nomination. As a side note, Betsy DeVos has made campaign contributions to four of the committee members.