Protesters Attempt to Block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from Entering DC School

Darin HammondFeb 11, 2017

Protesters physically blocked Education Sec.

DeVos arrived at Jefferson Middle School Academy for an event with local school officials, according to the Washington Post, and demonstrators physically blocked her from entering, then followed her to her SUV while chanting "shame" and criticizing her for donating almost a billion dollars to the senators who voted to put her in office.

The protestors blocked her from walking up stairs to enter the school and then followed her to her vehicle, yelling at her while she tried to leave. The police broke up the line, carrying away one person who'd clung to the grille of the auto.

Maryland's voucher system, called Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today, was created in 2016 by Gov. Larry Hogan, and allocates $5 million from public school funding to be used for private school vouchers. It also updated a program helping to get charter schools started, seen as a crucial step in their expansion, quality enhancement and doing for students what they so desperately need. In fact, she's built her political "career" - if you can qualify her family's donations of around $200 million to the Republican Party a career - by advocating for charter schools and school choice in MI. To make America great!" and "When our schools are under attack, what do we do? "Stand up, fight back".

Democrats had pushed hard against DeVos, citing her lack of experience and stated disregard for public schools.

The assembled group comprised primarily teachers and parents, along with some activists who'd heard about the demonstration through social media or word of mouth.

President Donald Trump's new cabinet appointee was met with protests and intimidation just after 10 a.m.as dozens of protesters tried to stop her from entering Jefferson Academy in Southwest Washington.

The American people are taking their country back, and the rebellion is spreading from the biggest marches to the doors Jefferson Academy.

Teachers at the school were upset by her visit and planned to wear black to show their feelings, sources told the paper. "Students are here to learn and aren't props".

"Keep giving money to Senate and buying your way into the position", one of the angry protesters said. On Friday morning, her third day on the job, she was barely able to actually get into a school.

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