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Brave New Films Video: Protect Public Education by Stopping Betsy DeVos From Becoming Next U.S. Secretary of Education

"You lured me in with the promise of a high-quality education and you lied."

Photo Credit: Brave New Films

Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for education secretary is a threat to public education. DeVos has spent millions funding the privatization of education in Michigan. The result? A failing school system where almost 80 percent of schools are run by private, for-profit companies.

The charter schools in Michigan, influenced by DeVos’s agenda, perform lower than national averages, have been criticized for misuse of taxpayer funding, and frequently shut down doors without warning or community input. Adding to the alarm is the fact that DeVos has never held a professional position in education in her life, but plans to lead the Department of Education, where she would be in charge of overseeing and providing equal access to quality education for all Americans.

Discover how the DeVos effect has harmed families and the education system in Michigan and contact your senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to oppose her nomination!

 

Robert Greenwald is a producer and director, and the founder and president of Brave New Films. He is a board member of the Independent Media Institute, AlterNet's parent organization. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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