Wednesday, 13 December, 2017

Protesters shame, block entrance for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during school visit

Warren Dawson | 13 February, 2017, 01:03

Critics say school vouchers drain funding from public schools and divert it to fee-paid private schools that in many cases can support themselves financially. Jontry believed many would have liked to have seen someone with more of an education background appointed.

DeVos' visit was publicized by Washington Teachers' Union president Elizabeth Davis yesterday, who urged protesters to meet DeVos at the school. Collins is a senator esteemed in vast influence at the national level, and she easily could have lobbied one Senate colleague to vote against DeVos. One held a "Black Lives Matter" sign and chanted, repeatedly, "Shame!" "You should be so proud of yourself".

"Go back. Shame!' a man yelled, while an escort, presumably an agent wearing an ear piece, places an arm on DeVos" back and helps her into a black SUV.

A group of adamant protesters on Friday did what Democrats failed to do: Block Betsy DeVos. She's spent decades fighting for greater educational opportunity for the poor and underprivileged: Much as the teachers unions want to deny it, that's the entire point of school choice.

When asked about her feelings on the encounter the Education Secretary said "I respect peaceful protest and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education". She did not send her kids to public school.

The visit was organized by the local teachers union, which did not support DeVos but hoped to build a relationship with the top public education official.

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Moses was initially found unconscious inside the house but was still alive upon being moved outside of the house. As a result of his National Football League tenure, he registered 17 total tackles and 2.5 sacks.

I'm the product of a good public school education.

WJLA's Tim Barber reported that DC Police arrested a male protester for assault on an officer, and that police were investigating allegations that DeVos was also assaulted.

DeVos's nomination for education secretary attracted more public outcry than any other of Trump's cabinet picks.

DeVos turned around and said, "The school is awesome".

Outside the school, a teacher carried a sign reading, "Ms. DeVos: Our children are not props".

Judith from Cass County agreed: "DeVos has no public education experience or training of any kind; she has never been a teacher or school administrator, served on any public board of education, or even attended a public school".

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