DeVos Meets With Fellow Ideologue, Puts Anti-Public School Agenda on Full Display

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: 

Meanwhile, Trump and DeVos’ education budget proposal is a full-on attack on America’s public schools that slashes $10.6 billion in federal education funding, including “hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework.” 

Statement from American Bridge spokesperson Brad Bainum on DeVos’ Sinquefield meeting:

“The Secretary of Education meeting with a conspiracy theorist ideologue captures the Trump Administration at its core: right-wing GOP donors like DeVos and Sinquefield are able to buy influence and dictate a policy agenda that’s good for the wealthy but sells out the rest of the American people. In this case, millions of kids across the country will pay the price.”