Activists protest Betsy DeVos’ commencement speech at University of Baltimore

Betsy DeVos delivered a commencement speech at the University of Baltimore on Monday, sparking protests from students and members of the community. Her speech focused on the topics of thoughtfulness, selflessness, and perseverance. She also stressed multiple paths to professional success, including certificate programs, micro-degrees, and apprenticeships, and waded into debates about free speech on campus.

Students booed loudly as she was announced to speak, but remained mostly silent throughout her speech. The petition, which said it would welcome DeVos to a debate at the university, but not an event as significant and personal to students as commencement, Join The Conversation

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