"Our desire is to...help advance God’s Kingdom"
President Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to be the next Secretary of Education. She is a terrible choice, and the Secular Student Alliance must oppose her.
You might not have heard of Betsy DeVos before, but she has spent her life trying to dismantle the separation of church and state, advancing school vouchers, gutting public education, and forcing her religious and political ideologies onto communities.
She is a wholly unacceptable choice to be Secretary of Education. We believe we must raise our collective voice and oppose her confirmation.
If you’ve watched any of the Senate confirmation hearings, and you should, you’ve seen her dodge questions and demonstrate a clear lack of understanding of even basic education issues. That alone should disqualify her.
As bad as that was, unfortunately it’s not the whole story. She is also a longtime advocate of merging religion and education. Or, as she put it at a 2001 meeting called ‘The Gathering’
Full quote: Our desire is to be in that Shephelah, and to confront the culture in which we all live today in ways that will continue to help advance God’s Kingdom, but not to stay in our own faith territory.
We’ve joined with the Secular Coalition of America on a write-in campaign opposing her confirmation. Join us and tell your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos.
The Secretary of Education should promote evidence- and science-based curricula and a secular education system. She won’t, and that’s why we must oppose her.
Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for January 31. There is no time to waste: TAKE ACTION NOW!