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Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Senate Approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

devos-cartoonWe thank all our teachers, parents, and the public for their tireless efforts—the rallies, the flood of phone calls, and the deluge of emails—in opposition to Betsy DeVos as secretary of education.

While the odds were not in our favor and we are certainly disappointed with the outcome, we succeeded in raising the level of public opposition to DeVos and her anti-public education schemes to new heights. Read more

Senators Murphy and Blumenthal to Vote ‘No’ on DeVos Confirmation

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy talked with a room full of teachers on Friday about his opposition to Betsy DeVos' nomination.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy talked with a room full of teachers on Friday about his opposition to Betsy DeVos’ nomination.

Teachers have been calling and emailing their senators in unprecedented numbers, and those senators are taking notice.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy told the more than 100 teachers who joined him in New Haven Friday afternoon that his office has received an incredible 13,000 calls in opposition to Betsy DeVos’ nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education.

“Teachers are known for being great listeners,” said one educator in the crowd. “But we feel like there’s a nominee for Secretary of Education who’s not listening.” Read more

Teachers Continue Push Against DeVos on Last Day Before Committee Vote

North Haven High School teacher Tom Marak talked with Senator Richard Blumenthal about his oppostion to DeVos' nomination today.

North Haven High School teacher Tom Marak and Senator Richard Blumenthal talked about their opposition to DeVos’ nomination as education secretary today.

Odds may not be in their favor, but teachers are continuing to stand strong against the nomination of Betsy Devos for U.S. secretary of education. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow morning on DeVos’ nomination, and yesterday teachers held rallies in cities around the country urging senators to vote no.

Today in Hartford, North Haven teacher and local Association president Tom Marak met with Senator Richard Blumenthal and explained why he thinks DeVos is the wrong choice to head the department of education. Read more

Contact Members of Congress: DeVos Wrong Choice to Lead Dept. of Education

img_bdevosConfirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of education, begin Wednesday, January 11.

Urge members of Congress who will be voting on DeVos’ nomination not to approve her for this position for these and other key reasons: Read more