Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as our Secretary of Education by a tiebreaking win, courtesy of Mike Pence. Throughout her hearing, DeVos was met with a wave of doubt and outrage over her lack of public school knowledge and her contributions to Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party as a whole.
While her support of school choice is something to look forward to, she still remains a controversial pick.
Take a look at one of her first tweets as Secretary of Education:
Day 1 on the job is done, but we’re only getting started. Now where do I find the pencils? 🙂 pic.twitter.com/0vRKF1opE9
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) February 9, 2017
She may have seen it as a harmless joke, but others were less impressed.
— eBaum's World (@ebaumsworld) February 9, 2017
— jennifer bendik (@jenbendik) February 10, 2017
. @BetsyDeVos If YOU work in education, YOU buy the pencils, the paper, &, sometimes, a kid’s shoes. Spend a week in a school & GET A CLUE.
— Crystal (@CMorganNC) February 9, 2017
Read more of the hilarious retweets here.
Just a few days after her comical tweet, DeVos was temporarily blocked from entering a DC school by a swarm of protestors.
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) February 10, 2017
— Mikea Turner (@MikeaTurnerTV) February 10, 2017
Her protestors held signs reading “Public schools support our kids and their American Dreams,” and “Betsy DeVos does not play well with others — should be held back.”
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