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At Harvard, DeVos Talks Choice; Protestors Yell ‘White Supremacy’

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is followed by protestors almost everywhere she goes, but she faced an especially tough crowd at Harvard University Thursday.

There were chants of “This is what White supremacy looks like!” as the secretary left the auditorium, according to social media. During the speech, students held up signs saying things like “Our Children Are Not For Sale” and “Education Justice is Racial Justice.” More than a thousand people “liked” a Facebook page protesting DeVos’ appearance. Archon Fung, the academic dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, had to remind students to keep it civil as he introduced the secretary. And audience members asked DeVos some hard-edged questions.