By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Join our NPE Campaign: Say "NO" to DeVos
we learn, the more we are certain that Betsy DeVos is bad for public
schools and for kids.
When De Vos has to
choose between quality schools and “the free market,” she chooses
“the free market” of privatized choice every time. The best
interests of children take a back seat.
And we know the
DeVos endgame--shut down our neighborhood public schools, and
replace them with a patchwork of charters, private schools and online
let that happen and we need your help. Present and future generations of children are
depending on us to act now.
Phase 1 of the NPE campaign to let your senators know they must vote
"no" for Betsy DeVos.
We now know that some
Senators have grave doubts. It is our job to make those doubts grow
into active resistance to DeVos. Our senators are in district offices
from 12/17 – 1/2.
Call your senators’ offices. The toolkit with numbers and a phone
script can be found here. It includes a link to phone numbers.
a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. You can find a model here.
Visit your senators’ offices. If you cannot get an appointment, hand
deliver a letter. Our toolkit, which you can find here has a model to use, and directions to find
local offices. If you cannot hand deliver it, send your letter in the
When you go into the
toolkits and commit to an action, we have a simple form that let’s us
know what you will do. You will receive a special badge for your
Facebook page or Twitter account each time you complete an action, and
you will be entered into our January 5, 2017 drawing for a copy of Reign of Error
signed by Diane Ravitch.
Please begin your
action today. Share this link on your Facebook page and Twitter
account. Email it to a friend.
We thank you for all
that you do. Sadly, our nation’s children need you to do more.