Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is rebuking those who literally blocked her plan to visit a public school and begin mending fences with teachers after a highly contentious confirmation battle. DeVos attempted to visit Jefferson Middle School Academy in southwest Washington D.C. this morning but WJLA-TV reports that protestors physically blocked her from entering.
The station’s video shows DeVos walking away from the school and getting back into her car. WJLA reports that she did eventually get into the school. It was her first visit to a public school since the Senate confirmed her nomination on Tuesday. Several dozen protestors gathered outside the school shouting “we fight back!” The Washington Teacher’s Union organized the event but WJLA reports that union protestors were not the ones that blocked DeVos. READ MORE