DeVos confirmation as ed secretary rankles electeds

Another protester screamed that DeVos "does not represent" what the 7th St. SW public school "stands for".

The crowd followed DeVos as she turned to leave, with another man saying she had bought her way into the position. "You should be so proud of yourself!".

Betsy DeVos should be jeered and heckled in public, especially when she's just showing up to public schools for propaganda photo ops.

"I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education", the statement read.

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted a link to the video and asked, "Don't we want the Sec of Education to visit schools?"

"I'm glad to see she's finally in a public school", Davis said, "because she's never set foot in one, according to what I've heard".




This is a rocky start for DeVos, who won her nomination by an extremely narrow margin after Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking vote.

Mario DiPasquale, of Pittsburgh's CAPA High School, attends a Wednesday morning rally in Market Square to protest the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. She has been criticized for what opponents say is her support for school choice through charter schools and vouchers. If you have an affluent school district that's majority white, and you have students coming in from poor school districts that are minority students. Only one more Republican senator has to reject DeVos-and reject how she would hurt our public schools-to prevent her from being in charge of schools across this country.

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who served during the administration of former President Barack Obama, added his voice to the debate on Twitter: "Let's all agree [DeVos] really needs to be in public schools".

The demonstrators had gathered around 9 a.m., an hour before DeVos was scheduled to arrive, to post signs on their cars and wave posters in support of the public school system.

The Jefferson Academy isn't the only place responding strongly in opposition to DeVos's confirmation - many parents across the nation are now considering homeschooling their children in the hopes of avoiding the damage DeVos will no doubt cause.

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