Wednesday, January 11, 2017

If Betsy DeVos is a friend of a NEA “friend of education” is she a friend too? | Fred Klonsky

If Betsy DeVos is a friend of a NEA “friend of education” is she a friend too? | Fred Klonsky:

If Betsy DeVos is a friend of a NEA “friend of education” is she a friend too?


Betsy DeVos, my stalker from the Education Action Group which DeVos funded and Senator Lamar Alexander, NEA’s Friend of Education.
I was on the phone this morning with a reporter for a national publication who was writing about Betsy DeVos. It was the latest of a number of calls I have received from reporters because of DeVos’ family foundation funding of  the Education Action Group, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the Michigan Republican Party.
The irony in the delay of the confirmation hearings for DeVos is that she has failed to produce the necessary records.
Ironic, because the Michigan organizations were the ones that were responsible for the Freedom of Information Act requests demanding all of my work emails and personnel files when I was teaching.
EAG got my files. But the confirmation committee is having difficulty getting hers.
Ironic, because the whole reason for the Freedom of Information Act was to put a check on the powerful like her.
It wasn’t intended to be used to try and intimidate volunteer local union presidents and K-5 teachers for their union activity.
“Did you hear from other local presidents who experienced the same thing,” the If Betsy DeVos is a friend of a NEA “friend of education” is she a friend too? | Fred Klonsky:


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