Although the group of demonstrators was small, they created a barrier to the entrance of Jefferson Middle School Academy, which forced DeVos to turn around and get right back in her vehicle.
DeVos' visit was publicized by Washington Teachers' Union president Elizabeth Davis yesterday, who urged protesters to meet DeVos at the school.
'Keep giving money to senators and buying your way to the position, ' says another unidentified man.
A duty to fight for freedom, to "love and protect one another" has been proclaimed by activists as the conclusive motif for all the protests subsequent to Trump's Inauguration as well as the GOP's plan to eliminate the Department of Education by 2018.
Some waved Black Lives Matter placards, but the protest was organized by the Washington Teachers-Union and its parent union, American Federation of Teachers.
The Senate confirmed DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote.
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Weingarten herself tweeted: "We don't condone such acts". He rightly pointed out that DeVos' attitudes will be particularly hard on rural schools. If you have an affluent school district that's majority white, and you have students coming in from poor school districts that are minority students.
DeVos later made it into Jefferson Middle School Academy in Southwest D.C. for her first visit as secretary to a public school. The teacher, who declined to give her name, said she came because she thinks DeVos' emphasis on school choice could exacerbate segregation in our educational system. She never attended public schools or taught in them.
Betsy DeVos addresses Education Department staff on her first day on the job as secretary of education, February 8, 2017. "Please let her in". Many criticized DeVos's nomination because she has little experience in public education.
De Blasio said New Yorkers concerned about DeVos's impact on city schools should know that the federal government could only do so much to local control of schools.