The thousands of MTA members and other friends of public education who made calls, sent letters and generally raised their voices to object to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos remind us that the American people value – cherish – our public schools. We forced a tie-breaking vote on her confirmation, the first time that has happened in history. Let’s speak out, build our coalitions and claim the schools our communities deserve.
Whose Schools? Our Schools: Protect Public Education
The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education is a smack in the face to the people of this country, who sent millions of messages to senators calling for her nomination to be rejected. While we lost this fight, we continue to win the hearts and minds of the people – who are committed to public education. Our struggle continues and we will be organizing for the battles ahead.
We struggle on!