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Betsy DeVos nominee Secretary of Education

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A small group of protesters organized by the Washington Teacher’s Union physically blocked the new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering Jefferson Academy in D.C. earlier today (February 10).

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The new role of DeVos, who’s never held an official position in the public school system and has in the past opposed teachers unions, comes as a disappointment to many. In protesting, the union wanted DeVos to know that they support free public schools and equal education for all people.

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Her attempt to get in the school comes just a day after her visit to Howard University for a speaking engagement during their 150th anniversary celebration.

WJLA reports:

“The union, who said they did not support DeVos’ nomination, also stated they hope that she is successful. They said if DeVos succeeds in her role than everyone succeeds – including all public schools and teachers. 

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The reporter on-site has not yet verified whether or not DeVos later entered another door, but in the video below, she can be seen driving away. Watch:

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