Betsy DeVos’ family donated $280,000 to support Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis signs an executive order terminating all local emergency orders in Florida during a press event at the Big Catch at Salt Creek in St. Petersburg. (by WMNF News May 2021).

The DeVos family

President Trump’s former Education secretary Betsy DeVos and her family have donated $280,000 to support Florida governor Ron DeSantis.

The DeVos family is based in Michigan and often supports Republicans.

According to Salon, the DeVos family donated $200,000 to the Friends of Ron DeSantis fund in 2018.

The DeVos-DeSantis connection

The family is very interested in the “school choice” and “parental rights” movement.

Her family supports government funding of charter schools. Often that money comes at the expense of public schools.

Public schools

The former president of the Michigan State Board of Education has said taking funds from public schools causes “tremendous damage to learning outcomes, particularly for poor and minority kids in Michigan.”

Both Betsy DeVos and DeSantis have supported limiting discussions of race and sexual orientation in schools.

Listen here:

You may also like

Join Belmont Heights Little League for an unforgettable opening ceremony!

Belmont Heights Little League is gearing up for an exciting...

Jeffrey Epstein
A new Florida law allows the release of grand jury testimony about Jeffrey Epstein

Ron DeSantis signed a law clearing the way for the...

Florida redistricting
Groups urge justices to reject Florida’s redistricting plan

Voting-rights groups argued the Florida Supreme Court should overturn a...

pot plants
Promoting the pot industry in Florida

A handful of Florida's medical marijuana operators have formed a...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Maybe Partying Will Help
Player position: