Detroit Free Press Editorial: Say NO to DeVos

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Detroit Free Press knows Betsy DeVos well. The editorial board published a blistering editorial urging the Senate to reject her nomination for Secretary of Education.

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/01/30/devos-nomination-senate-vote/97243810/

Here is an excerpt:


Make no mistake: A vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education is a vote to end public education in this country as we know it.

This isn’t conspiracy theory, or ideologically driven slander. Look at DeVos’ own words and actions, over her long career advocating against traditional public schools; her funding of an ideologically driven pro-charter lobby; her willingness to spend whatever it takes to ensure her policy preferences become law.

DeVos is unqualified in every respect to serve as head of this critical department, and the U.S. Senate must vote Tuesday to reject her nomination.

West Michigan billionaire DeVos hasn’t worked in public education, public administration, or even in mainstream education reform. She’s demonstrated a…

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