Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is today meeting with Rex Sinquefield, a Donald Trump-supporting Republican megadonor who also happens to be a right-wing conspiracy theorist — a move that puts her dangerous, anti-public school agenda on full display for the country to see. Sinquefield’s highlights include:
Infamously claiming that the KKK “designed” the public school system to “hurt African-American children.”
Bragging that one of his main interests is “rescuing education from teachers’ unions.”
Pouring at least $750,000 into a campaign to end teacher tenure protections in Missouri, and additionally giving millions into the Show-Me Institute, a conservative think tank that advocates school privatization and sponsors research attacking public schools and teachers.
Meanwhile, Trump and DeVos’ education budget proposal is a full-on attack on America’s public schools that Read more after the jump.