Sunday, December 4, 2016

75 Reasons Betsy DeVos is Wrong for Public Education

Still don't know who Betsy DeVos is or why she would be the worst Secretary of Education in this modern era? Look no further. Compiled by eduator/activist/blogger, Jonathan Pelto, the following is only a partial list of posts written by members of the Education Bloggers Network about her since Donald Trump announced her nomination.  

Granted, I'm sure you have better things to do on a Sunday afternoon than read through every single one of these, but even if you pick a few, you will find that she is about as swampy a swamp creature as an alligator—and just as dangerous. 

Unless the US Senate blocks her nomination, this pro-voucher, pro-charter, pro-religious-education-on-the-taxpayer-dime, billionaire, Washington insider who has no degree in education, no teaching experience, nor any experience working in a public K-12 environment, who never attended pubic school (nor have any of her children) will make Arne Duncan look like Fred Rogers.

I could go on, but far too many great minds have already written a boatload. So, sit back, grap a cup of coffee (or a bottle of Xanax), and browse. Then call your US Senators and demand they vote No on her nomination.

From Alan Singer

From A View From the Edge
Redefining Our Definitions

From A View From the Edge

From A View From the Edge

From Badass Teachers Association
The DeVostater: Public School Advocates Unite! by Dr. Michael Flanagan

From Badass Teachers Assocation




From Curmudgucation
How Bad Is DeVos? So Bad...

From Curmudgucation
Opposing DeVos


From Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Secretary of Privatization

From deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's EduBlog
Why DFER’s Shavar Jeffries Must Support Ed Sec Betsy DeVos


From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch




From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch



From educationdc



From Fred Klonsky

From Gary Rubinstein

From GFBrandenburg's Blog
Amway is an illegal pyramid scheme.





From Jan Resseger

From Jeff Bryant




From Live Long and Prosper
Betsy DeVos on Live Long and Prosper

From Live Long and Prosper
Amateur Hour in the Cabinet

From Mother Crusader




From Nakhil Goyal

From Russ on Reading
Heavens to Betsy (DeVos)!




From Russ on Reading
Heavens to Betsy (DeVos)!


Posts by Diane Ravitch of other blogger’s commentary pieces:


From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch

From Diane Ravitch