Block Bigot From Secretary of Education Position

Target: Cory A. Booker, United States Senator

Goal: Block Betsy DeVos from secretary of education.

Among the frightening picks for Trump’s cabinet is the right-wing Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, a woman with no experience as an educator who has funded several anti-LGBTQ and anti-marriage equality organizations. The latter point is especially horrifying, as LGBTQ students face more bullying and harassment than straight, cis-sexual students, as well as higher depression and suicide rates. In addition, DeVos’s efforts at promoting charters extends only to her home state of Michigan, rather than to all of the United States; only in Michigan can schools operate as long as they want without being held accountable for poor performances.

This woman is completely unfit to hold any position of power for our country’s Department of Education. She is a bigot, completely biased against all states that are not her own, and her track record and values will do severe damage to the education and well-being of students across the country.

Donald Trump’s cabinet picks are already a danger to women’s rights, affordable health care, and the environment; now education is being threatened by the prospect of DeVos as secretary of education. Sign this petition to block her nomination.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Booker,

Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education is the bigoted, biased Betsy DeVos, who buys her state extra charters so that its schools can remain open without having to answer to the Board of Education for poor performance.

In addition, she has funded many anti-LGBTQ organizations, which bodes ill for her stance on LGBTQ rights; LGBTQ students already suffer from bullying and their depression and suicide rates are far too high. To have this woman in any position of authority concerning education will only worsen this, as well as damage the education and well-being of students across the country. Furthermore, she has no experience as an educator.

You must stop this woman’s nomination at all costs. We cannot allow this inexperienced right-wing bigot any form of authority over something as important as education.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. Along with the issues mentioned: she is totally FOR charter schools and vouchers, which have shown a poor record since becoming popular…..and will destroy public education if continued and encouraged by the Federal government.

    She is multi billionaire, as, it seems, are ALL of Trump’s Cabinet picks….people with no CLUE of what it is like to be a regular American citizen…..no understanding of our issues or problems….

  2. Dr. Tony DeLia says:

    Why is Senator Booker the only recipient of this letter?

    Also, tax payers should not have to fund religious schools that promote narrow (essentially right wing) political agendas.

  3. A little history of this woman Mr. Trump has chosen for Secretary of Education. She and the Devos/Andel Amway Cult clan have been brainwashing many people and use their religious cult for their earnings. This so called business is truly a scam. The sickest part of it is how they use religion (Cult) to lure their victims. These people are pure evil. They need to be stopped. They have destroyed so many families lives. Educate yourselves everyone. Don’t walk into this blindly they will have your children turn into little ambots. Its all about the money with this cult. This cult has been compared to the Scientology cult by psychologist and author of “Freedom of the Mind” by Steven Hassan . Do the homework all. Oh and if you look at the history of Betsy Devos, she has done nothing but destroyed the educational system in Michigan.

  4. Diane Suplick says:

    I voted for you the first time. I won’t make that mistake again.

  5. Brenda Denno says:

    This woman is completely unqualified for the position, and would do immeasurable harm to the education system. Trump’s cronyism is inexcusable.

  6. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    i had more experience in homeschooling for so long than just public school.

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