School-door assault on DeVos is a new low for the left
Protesters on Friday blocked new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a Washington, DC, schoolhouse door — a new low in left-wing “activism.”
Some waved Black Lives Matter placards, but the protest was organized by the Washington Teachers-Union and its parent union, American Federation of Teachers.
Indeed, “black lives matter” is rather DeVos’ own point. She’s spent decades fighting for greater educational opportunity for the poor and underprivileged: Much as the teachers unions want to deny it, that’s the entire point of school choice.
And she’s pointedly started her tenure by embracing minority education. DeVos eventually made it into Jefferson Academy, a predominately African-American middle school, by another entrance, and met with students and staff. The day before, she visited Howard University, a historically black college, to meet with school leaders.
The video of a mob physically denying DeVos access to the school should shock the conscience of Democratic Party leaders and of AFT chief Randi Weingarten.
One person was arrested; DC Metro police are reportedly determining whether DeVos was physically assaulted.