Public Education Rally
at Representative Martha McSally’s Tucson Office
Monday October 9, 2017
4400 E. Broadway
(we’ll be on Broadway in front of the building-sign making supplies available at 3:30)
“President Trump, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Governor Doug Ducey and Representative Martha McSally all have a common goal for public education: Gut It and privatize!
According to FiveThirtyEight, McSally votes with Trump 95.7% of the time. During the campaign Donald Trump and his son denigrated public schools and promoted vouchers. His budget and appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education push that same agenda.
Join us Monday at 4:00 and and let McSally know she needs to Stand with Arizona and not the Trump-DeVos-Ducey agenda. Their budget and agenda hurts children and damages our public education system.
The Trump/DeVos/McSally/Ducey agenda:
*Gut public education funding
*Divert Title II money from teacher training and class size reduction put it into vouchers for private and religious schools
*Vouchers, Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, Educational Savings Accounts
*Cut funds for special education
*Provide federal vouchers to schools even if they discriminate against LGBTQ or African American students
*Lower standards for teacher certification
*Give additional funds to schools with higher test scores
*Lower college campus rape protections in Title IX”
from Robin Hiller, ActionNetwork.org.