Not her responsibility.
That's how Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, feels about overseeing COVID-19 spreading in U.S. public schools — and she's made her sentiments explicitly clear
According to statements DeVos made in October 2020, the list of COVID-related educational things she's not responsible for is long, and it includes:
- Tracking COVID-19 infection rates in schools
- How public schools are reopening
- Or even, tracking these schools at all
In fact, DeVos not only feels that none of these things fall on her personal plate, but she also believes that no one at the U.S. Department of Education or even in the entire U.S. federal government
should look into these things.Students and teachers must be protected! Sign the petition if you want Betsy DeVos out!
This isn't the only evidence that Betsy DeVos is entirely flawed as a Secretary heading up the Department of Education. Over and over again, she has advocated for public schools to be replaced by "alternative" options. How to accomplish this? By taking federal money earmarked for schools — and using it to fund
religious and private schools. (We're not making this up.)
But U.S. schools actually need more resources
, not fewer. Shockingly, there is not a single state in the country that spends more money on students (per person) than inmates. Each and every one of the 50 states expends more funding to incarcerate people and rob them of their freedom, than to educate and inspire the children who will become our nation's future.
In fact, in 2010, average public spending showed three times
more money was spent on locking individuals away, versus teaching students. If we actually wanted America to be great, we would invest way more in schools than we do.
Luckily, Joe Biden would immediately remove Betsy DeVos from government service if he is elected U.S. President in November 2020. We must make sure this happens. And we must make sure Betsy DeVos is kicked out of any position where she could have influence over the lives of our nation's youngsters.Sign the petition to show your support for protecting public schools! Demand that Betsy DeVos be pushed out of the Department of Education, now!