But Betsy DeVos – President-elect Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Education – has zero experience serving in public schools and is not qualified for the job. In fact, her only experience with public education is the decades she’s spent trying to dismantle it.
As a lobbyist and political donor, Betsy DeVos has a decades-long track record of working to undermine public education and privatize our public schools, harming students in the process.
She favors schemes like vouchers to divert taxpayer dollars from public schools to private schools.
DeVos has pushed for-profit charter schools which allow corporations to profit off of taxpayers, with no real accountability.
In Michigan, she fought for a tax cut to benefit wealthy families, even though it would result in enormous budget cuts for public schools.
Betsy DeVos has said she wants to “retire public schools.” Do you think she’s the right person to entrust with making sure every student has access to a quality public education?