Betsy DeVos couldn’t write enough checks in 2002 to trash public education in Michigan with vouchers, but that didn’t stop her from working to spread school voucher cancer to other states. Today on her ironically named national organization’s website came the sad news that Nevada succumbed to the disease that will never provide better education for the state’s schoolchildren, but instead leach funds from Nevada’s public schools for corporate gain. Betsy DeVos had this to say about her right-wing hate campaign to destroy public education:
“Thanks to me, Betsy DeVos and my ALEC friends, school vouchers have spread like a malignant tumor School choice is growing in size and scope across the country, and we are excited to add Another notch on our state kill list Nevada to the growing list of school choice states. We would like to applaud Gov. Sandoval and the state of Nevada for taking DeVos money like the prostitutes they are its commitment to rob children of quality public education children and providing the means of for-profit corporations to eliminate access to well-funded public education every child access to quality educational options.”
American Federation for Children works with ALEC and the Alliance for School Choice to push school privatization on states through vouchers, for-profit charter schools, and scholarship tax credits. Convicted Felon Scott Jensen of Wisconsin is the advisor for ASC. Betsy DeVos is the wife of Dick DeVos, owner of the pyramid direct sales soap company Amway. Her brother, Erik Prince, was the founder and CEO of Blackwater.
School vouchers not being enough to starve public schools, AFC is also pushing another bill through the Nevada legislature that would allow parents to draw funds from their children’s per-pupil funding grant like it were a bank account to spend on whatever they want to call a “learning experience”.
The DeVos family has made it their life’s work to eradicate public education according to their Dominion theocratic religious beliefs. Today Nevada became another state to fall under their anti-public education crusade.