Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has repeatedly confirmed what civil rights advocates feared: She will do all she can to impose her conservative Christian values on the public education system.
The groups Pope has founded and funded, have pursued a far-right agenda in North Carolina, including supporting voter suppression, racial gerrymandering and other extreme policies. Now the Bradley Foundation, which has its own controversial history on these issues, is granting two key Pope groups a total of $1.5 million over three years, a hefty increase in operating revenue for a $2.5 million operation.
The US Supreme Court announced on June 19 that it would consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution.
Perry is now the head of an agency he wanted to abolish.
A DeVos-helmed Department of Education will likely put vulnerable students at even more risk.