BETSY DEVOS ASKS EDUCATION STAFF TO BE THE ‘RESISTANCE’ TO BIDEN
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was recorded telling Department of Education staff to become "the resistance" to the Biden administration when he becomes president in January, Kelly McLaughlin reported for BusinessInsider.
She made the comment during a virtual meeting with department staff, according to Politico, which obtained a recording of the meeting. "Let me leave you with this plea: Resist," DeVos said, according to the recording obtained by Politico. "Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what's right for students. In everything you do, please put students first — always."
The spokesperson said DeVos said: "Many of you know well that most everything in this town, when it comes to education, is focused on schools — not students. So, Let me leave you with this last plea: resist. Be 'the resistance' against a familiar force that will distract you from doing what's right for students. In everything you do, I hope you'll always put students first."
DeVos faced controversy for several of the decisions she made as education secretary, including making Title IX changes that critics said discouraged victims of sexual assault from coming forward, rescinding a policy that required schools to provide bathrooms to transgender students, and trying to funnel federal COVID-19 aid toward private schools over public institutions.