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In Miami, DeVos visits first public university since becoming education secretary, faces protesters - The Washington Post

In Miami, DeVos visits first public university since becoming education secretary, faces protesters - The Washington Post:

In Miami, DeVos visits first public university since becoming education secretary, faces protesters




Social video shows protesters chanting "protect our schools" and "education matters" at Education Secretary Betsy Devos at Florida International University in Miami. (Twitter/Anonymous)
On her first stop at a public university since becoming education secretary, Betsy DeVos on Thursday praised an innovative nursing program for preparing students for jobs in an in-demand field, and faced protesters as well.
At Florida International University, the Miami New Times reported, she was confronted by a student yelling at her about her Cabinet position, while others outside chanted “Protect our schools!” at her SUV as she left.
Maydel Santana, a spokeswoman for the university in Miami, said university police reported about 30 protesters.
It was the only disruption in a full day of school visits in Florida, according to a spokesman for the Education Department.
DeVos was a controversial pick for education secretary. Her decades of advocating for charter schools, private school vouchers and other alternatives to public schools were praised by supporters eager to spark change and decried by those seeking to strengthen public schools with an experienced educator.
The university hailed her visit, where she toured an area designed like a hospital ward to give In Miami, DeVos visits first public university since becoming education secretary, faces protesters - The Washington Post:

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