The teachers unions want desperately to maintain their near monopoly.
Public school teachers are arguably the most important voting block for the Democrats by the way.
(From The Daily Caller)
The NEA, The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) — the latter of which serves as an umbrella organization for dozens of teachers unions — have all fought desperately to block DeVos’s nomination.
Groups that are aggressively pushing to block DeVos’s confirmation have received $2.6 million from teachers unions and their allies, according to federal filings.
DeVos is a longtime advocate for alternatives to the traditional public school model. The billionaire philanthropist championed a charter school law in her home state of Michigan, and has pushed for educational choice, school vouchers and tuition tax credits.