Education At-Risk & Opposition Petition

January 31, 2017

UPDATE: Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Education Secretary. 

 

UPDATE: Two Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski (AL) and Susan Collins (ME), say they will NOT vote for Betsy DeVos. Republicans can’t afford to lose any more votes and be able to assure confirmation with GOP support alone. http://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/two-gop-senators-say-they-will-oppose-education-nominee-betsy-devos-1485981755

 

Take action. Sign the petition. The future of education depends on our voice to make a difference and force the administration to vet more qualified, unbiased candidates for the position.  PETITION http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-betsy-devos

 

 

Public & Urban EDUCATION (video footage included):  Trump is in, but unqualified Education Secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos is not…YET!   

 

Watch the video to witness DeVos struggle to explain the difference between fundamental education principles: Proficiency and growth, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and school accountability. 

 

 

Students should not endure the pain of DeVos’ education incompetence and lack of federal financial experience. Her words "confirm" that she cannot relate to the financial needs of low-middle income college-bound students. 

 

According to Moveon.org, DeVos has has spent her adult life trying to defund public schools in Michigan in favor of private and for-profit charter schools. Now she wants to bring this mindset to the US Department of Education. We should not allow that to happen. Take action. Sign the petition. The future of education depends on our voice to make a difference and force the administration to vet more candidates for the position.  PETITION http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-betsy-devos

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