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Betsy DeVos a concern for local education officials

12 February, 2017, 02:50 | Author: Mae Harvey
  • Protesters gather outside Jefferson Middle School in Washington Friday where Education Secretary Betsy De Vos paid her first visit as education secretary in a bid to mend fences with educators after a bruising confirmation battle

"I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education", the statement read. Already, two Republican senators have committed to opposing her nomination.

ABC News said one protester shouted: "She doesn't represent anything that they stand for".

The following video shows protesters physically blocking DeVos from being able to go up stairs to enter the school. Never mind that she doesn't understand student loans and Pell Grants. "We need to take care of students through that avenue".

Weingarten, a Democrat who opposed DeVos' nomination, said she welcomed visits to public schools by the new Secretary. In a country where the best solutions so far include setting up GoFundMe campaigns for teachers to buy school supplies, asking where the pencils are IS NOT A FUNNY JOKE, DEVOS.

Signs promoted public schools. "Day 1 on the job is done, but we're only getting started", she said.

"They're wanting to push more control back to local school boards and superintendents; I'm very supportive of that", Thomas said.

Senator Tim Kaine: "If you can not be a champion for public schools you should not be secretary of education".

It's been a busy week for those of us who care about the future of public schools in West Virginia. "I really fear for our students' future and the future of our schools and communities", she said.

"I know high school isn't for everyone".

The AP said she faced fierce opposition during the confirmation process from teachers' unions who fear that she intends to defund traditional state schools.

The District has been a laboratory for the philosophy of choice in education, in part because of its status as a federal district over which the federal government exercises great influence.

DeVos is an anti-secular theocrat with no experience working in public education. The proper response of a school is to improve, not to try to shut down competition, which can spur efforts to make a failing school to do better.

The crowd followed DeVos as she turned to leave, with another man saying she had bought her way into the position. During her confirmation hearing, she appeared uneducated on important federal laws regarding education, particularly laws protecting the education rights of disabled individuals.

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