“At the American Federation of Teachers, there were always Republicans we’d endorse,” recalls Matuzak, who retired from the union in 2014. “And it got to the point where … the Republicans would say, ‘Please don’t endorse me because it will hurt me with the DeVoses.’ They’d send back money because the DeVoses would punish them.”
If I were a typical ultra-liberal college president, I’d be preparing for many battles against a determined opponent with the power of the purse. DeVos could destroy almost any college by denying it federal funding for violating federal law (e.g. admitting illegal aliens.) That’s the same strategy Obama’s Education Secretary used to set up the kangaroo courts that decide fake rape cases today. Those courts can now be dismantled.