Protesters Block Betsy DeVos From Visiting Washington, DC, Public School

Posted February 13, 2017

As reporters followed DeVos to her government SUV, a man yelled, "Go back!" then ran around to the front of the auto, holding up his sign, and placed his hand on the hood of the vehicle. One protester even walked besides her shouting, "go back!" As USAToday reports, DeVos is an advocate for charter schools and school vouchers, which gives public money to families to send their children to private schools, including religious schools. "You should be so proud of yourself!".

Though DeVos hurried back to her SUV, which was temporarily blocked by the protestors, she was able to eventually make it into the school. I will work with her to improve our schools and to return more control over educational policies to states.

"I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education", DeVos said in a statement to CNN.

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted afterward: "Don't we want the Sec of Education to visit schools?"

The woman in charge of all USA public schools was blocked from entering one by protesters on Friday morning. "Public education teachers believe that public education is the cornerstone, it's the foundation of our society".

Newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was blocked by protesters as she attempted to enter a Washington, D.C., school.

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One thing's for sure, with so many Americans against DeVos being placed in this position, she has much to prove. It was the first time that a vice president cast a tie-breaking vote for a Cabinet member.

On Friday, protesters held signs that called for the protection of public schools.

Political and media advocacy for this system led us to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and a tomorrow with no national public education.

The union, who said they did not support DeVos' nomination, stated they hoped she would be successful.

In the front of the school, a larger group of protesters also chanted and surrounded government vehicles, according to videos posted on Twitter. "Having a dedicated school choice activist as USA education secretary does not alter the reality choices are properly made in communities and homes, not in Washington, DC".