If Betsy DeVos enjoys the occasional quaff of champagne on her private jet, the recent news that the Supreme Court is poised to deliver a knock-out blow to public sector unions presented a reason to celebrate. The announcement was made just hours before DeVos alit at Harvard last week, where she was the star attraction at a school choice conference. At Harvard’s Kennedy School, DeVos was met by one of the largest protests she has encountered to date: an all-ages demonstration vs just about everything Trump’s Secretary of Education has said and done during the past seven months. Inside, the event was tense, even hostile—another rocky outing in a tenure replete with them. Or at least that is the conventional wisdom.
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) September 30, 2017
Hundreds of protestors greeted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Harvard last week. https://t.co/MSC77dEb5n
— The Harvard Crimson (@thecrimson) October 1, 2017
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 29, 2017
— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) September 25, 2017