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Betsy DeVos’ Commencement Speech at a Historically Black College Was Drowned Out by Booing

It takes a lot to be one of the most controversial members of the Trump administration, but Betsy DeVos has done it. The inexperienced education secretary’s nomination came the closest to being blocked by Congress, and for her views and political connections she has been the repeated target of protests. Many consider the extreme version of school choice she champions to be outdated and damaging to lower-income families, and her policies regarding disabilities and student debt have not endeared her to the larger public.  Read more.

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