It looks like Betsy DeVos hasn’t learned anything about our nation’s public schools in her first few months as Education Secretary.
Later today, she’s unveiling her plans to cut billions of dollars in public education funding while diverting taxpayer dollars from public schools to unaccountable private schools via yet another one of her voucher schemes.
It’s time that we educate her about what actually works best for students.
If DeVos were serious about ensuring that every student has access to a great public education, then she’d be serious about doing what works: resourcing our neighborhood public schools so students have inviting classrooms, class sizes small enough for one-on-one time with educators, and supports like health care, nutrition, and after-school programs for students that need them.
We see where DeVos and President Trump’s priorities are, and they’re not with our nation’s students, educators, families, and communities. Email DeVos now, and tell her that her plans are just plain wrong!
Lily Eskelsen García
National Education Association