United States Education Secretary, billionaire, and charter school proponent Betsy DeVos will be in Bellevue next month, appropriately on Friday, October 13. She is slotted to appear at a fundraising dinner for the Washington Policy Center, a think tank, at Bellevue's Hyatt Recency Hotel. Tickets to the event cost a mere $375 a pop.
"As communities, we MUST keep our education systems open and available to EACH AND EVERY child!" representatives with Equity in Education Coalition wrote. "OUR COMMUNITIES are the stakeholders of our public educational system — NOT corporations, NOT billionaires and NOT private voucher systems!"
Most recently, DeVos has worked to upend Obama-era Title IX protections to better protect those accused of campus sexual assault. The Department of Education head is also a noted conversion therapy advocate for LGBTQ people.