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Reject DeVos for ed secretary

by UFT & NYSUT category: Politics

“Betsy DeVos is intent on privatizing public education. Our kids deserve a better education secretary. #StopDeVos http://thndr.me/pUf2gD

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This campaign ended on January 17 at 3PM

Reject DeVos for ed secretary

Billionaire fundraiser Betsy DeVos — Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Education Department — is unqualified and unfit for the post. Public schools need a champion. Betsy DeVos, a billionaire fundraiser, has spent her life and vast fortune trying to turn public education into a private marketplace.

With a track record of fierce advocacy for vouchers and for-profit charter schools with almost no oversight or accountability, DeVos could do genuine harm to our schools.

She leaves a trail of devastation behind her in her home state of Michigan, where public schools are starved for funds while charter schools, however mediocre, are promoted.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing on DeVos. Please join your fellow public school educators in helping to reach tens of thousands of people that morning at the same time with a single common message.

HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT:

  1. At the top of the page, sign up to participate in this Thunderclap via Twitter, Facebook or both.
  2. Encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.
  3. On Jan. 17, watch as everyone’s messages are shared as we tell federal lawmakers to #StopDeVos!

Find out more about the threat to the nation’s schools posed by Betsy DeVos.





  • DeVos hearing postponed until Jan. 17 because ethics review incomplete

    January 10, 2017

    Nearly 1,300 participants have signed up so far for our joint social media action! Since Betsy DeVos’ Senate confirmation hearing has been delayed until Tuesday, Jan. 17, we’ll put off the release of the thunderclap until that day.

    Her hearing was postponed after Democrats — and education advocates — raised concerns that the Office of Government Ethics has not yet completed its review of DeVos’ extensive financial holdings and potential conflicts of interest.

    In today’s New York Times, there is a must-read, in-depth story about DeVos and the way she plays hardball with her wealth in her efforts to privatize education and crush unions.

    Please share this story with your social networks on Facebook and Twitter.





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The United Federation of Teachers and its state affiliate New York State United Teachers are unions of educators and other professionals who care deeply about the state of public education and want only what is best for the state's public school children and the educators who have dedicated their lives to serving them.

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