Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was physically blocked by protesters from entering Jefferson Academy in SW, D.C. Friday morning. This was her first visit to a public school.
The protesters created a barrier to the entrance of the school, and began shouting.
DeVos turned away and walked toward her vehicle while protesters continued to yell, one screaming, “She doesn’t represent anything that they stand for.” Followed by chants, of “shame, shame, shame.” . . .
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The Washington Teacher’s Union organized a gathering outside of the school, but were not among the protesters who blocked her. They arrived earlier in the day and greeted DeVos in peace, but with a strong message.
The union, who said they did not support DeVos’ nomination, stated they hoped she would be successful. They said if DeVos succeeds in her new role then everyone succeeds – including all public schools and teachers. (Read more from “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Physically Blocked by Protesters From Entering D.C. School” HERE)