SIGN THE PETITION: Say NO to Right-Wing Zealot Betsy Devos as Education Secretary. NYSUT has issued an call to everyone who cares about public education to sign a petition protesting the nomination of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education. Ms. Devos is not an educator, but a major proponent of private school vouchers in her home state of Michigan. NYSUT implores you to make you voices heard by the Senate that must confirm her nomination. Visit the NYSUT website to read the full story — and make an impact by sharing the link on your Facebook page.