Secretary DeVos Blocked from School
There is more than one way to block an education secretary if you do not agree with her vision for education. Until February 7, Betsy DeVos’ nomination as Secretary of Education was blocked by Congress and teacher union officials, whose campaign to paint her as a “menace to public schools” because of her support of choice in education reform. Unsuccessful in the February 7 attempt, a mere 3 days later Secretary DeVos was blocked from entering a public school in Washington, DC. Coincidence?
Protestors blocked Secretary DeVos’ way when she attempted to enter Jefferson Middle School Academy. Teacher union associates were implicated in the actions, while American Federation of Teachers Randy Weingarten claimed she did not condone the act, and that she wanted Secretary DeVos to go to public schools.
Ralph Ellis has the story on cnn.com.
Protesters briefly blocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she tried to enter a public school in Washington on Friday morning.
Demonstrators holding signs greeted DeVos when she arrived at Jefferson Middle School Academy in southwest Washington, not far from the Department of Education building.