April 29, 2020 1:19 am

Tell Congress: Stop DeVos from using emergency funding to advance her privatization agenda

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It’s outrageous.

Betsy DeVos took $180 million in federal coronavirus relief funds and is using the money to create a competition for states to get millions for voucher-like grants and for private virtual, online education.

Send your letter and tell Congress to direct DeVos to stop using CARES Act funding to advance her privatization agenda. Just click the button below

According to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, “Secretary DeVos must back down from these inappropriate actions during this time of national emergency and refrain from imposing new restrictions and conditions on the aid provided to States.”

We need money for public schools, not for privatization experiments. Send your email today.

Thank You to All for Participating in Our Survey on Emergency Remote Learning

Over 7,000 teachers and 5,000 parents responded. You can find the results of our survey here and my summary here in Valerie Strauss Answer Sheet in the Washington Post. Please read that report and share the link below with family and friends.


Student Privacy and the Dangers of Online Learning

Kids are now spending more time online than ever. As parents work from home, that time is often unsupervised. Here are some important tips from a nonprofit called Thorn that is dedicated to keeping children safe from online abuse.

Another wonderful resource is the website is the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy dedicated to making sure that personal data is not exploited for commercial use.

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Since our national health crisis began, we have not engaged in fundraising. Instead, we have directed all of our supporters to other causes directly related to the need caused by COVID-19.

Because of that decision, our income has dropped. We are now asking for your help so that we can continue to do the surveys, reports, and action alerts that keep you informed. Please share whatever you can and donate to NPE.

Stay well, and stay safe. Thank you for your support and for all that you do.