This Week in Review (and it’s only Wednesday)
July 15, 2020
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
A lawsuit filed last week against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos created a case name that captures a long-standing feeling among educators and friends of public education.
Michigan v. DeVos.
After years of Betsy DeVos and her family pushing an extreme, anti-public education agenda across our state and nation, it’s a fitting phrase.
Her most recent angle — which prompted the lawsuit from our state and several others — funnels taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools instead of the public and low income schools for which they were intended to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic.