Betsy DeVos: A Disastrous Choice for the Nation and Public Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

Get to know the DeVos family. They are billionaires who are funding extremist groups and the rightwing assault on public education.

This article at Alternet describes their far-reaching power, made possible by their billions.

The family is dedicated to school privatization.

“The former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, DeVos backed a failed ballot initiative in 2000 to amend the state constitution to allow students to use taxpayer dollars to attend nonpublic schools. She heads the American Federation for Children, which was described in Political Research Associates by Rachel Tabachnick:

“The American Federation for Children is now the umbrella organization for two nonprofits that have been at the center of the pro-privatization movement for over a decade. In addition to the renamed Advocates for School Choice, it includes the Alliance for School Choice, formerly known as the Education Reform Council. Both entities received extensive funding from the late John Walton…

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