Hundreds protest as DeVos calls for change in public education
15 October 2017 | 3:00 pm
While protesters demonstrated outside, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said she wants to change the education system and make it better for students during a speech at a conservative think tank in Bellevue, Washington, on Friday.
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