Tag: Betsy DeVos

Michigan House & Senate Republican Campaign Committees funded largely by the DeVos family – 34% and 41% respectively

Michigan House & Senate Republican Campaign Committees funded largely by the DeVos family – 34% and 41% respectively

The best democracy money can buy As we get into the final week of the campaign season before next Tuesday’s election, there is a massive amount of money being spent, mainly on television ads and mailings, trying to sway voters. On the Republican side in Michigan, it’s no secret that one family, the massively wealthy DeVos family, is dominating the […]

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UPDATED: Corporate-funded education reform group compares holding for-profit charter schools accountable to racist segregation

UPDATED: Corporate-funded education reform group compares holding for-profit charter schools accountable to racist segregation

SEE UPDATE BELOW You know the corporate funders driving the push to dismantle and privatize as much of our public school system as they possibly can are freaking out when they do stuff like this tweet from the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP): You also know they’ve stepped in it when they have to tweet out four explanatory tweets following […]

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BREAKING: Dick DeVos threatening Republicans who don’t support EAA expansion with massive financial support of primary opponents

BREAKING: Dick DeVos threatening Republicans who don’t support EAA expansion with massive financial support of primary opponents

The best government corporatist money can buy I have confirmation from two independent sources in the Michigan legislature that multi-millionaire Dick DeVos is using the threat of massive financial support for Republican primary opponents of vulnerable Senate Republicans to force them to vote for the bill that would expand the Education Achievement Authority statewide. The same approach was used to […]

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VIDEO: A heartfelt Rick Snyder valentine to Dick and Betsy DeVos celebrating their corporate love affair

VIDEO: A heartfelt Rick Snyder valentine to Dick and Betsy DeVos celebrating their corporate love affair

There are few people who deserve a valentine from Michigan governor Rick Snyder more than Dick and Betsy DeVos. From funding his campaign to paying for ramming Right to Work through by threatening/bribing Republicans in the legislature, the DeVos family has been there for Rick Snyder every step of the way. In fact, it could reasonably be said that Rick […]

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Betsy DeVos decries Dave Agema’s hate speech despite a family history of funding bigoted initiatives

Betsy DeVos decries Dave Agema’s hate speech despite a family history of funding bigoted initiatives

Got hypocrisy? Dave Agema recently wrote these hateful words on his Facebook page: Have you seen Muslims shaking hands with a Muslim Girl Scouts? Have you seen a Muslim Candy Striper? Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life? After remaining quiet for months as Agema spewed bigoted hate speech on […]

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