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Bethune-Cookman University students were right to boo Betsy DeVos

Bethune-Cookman University students were right to boo Betsy DeVos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos got booed yesterday when she tried to speak  at historically black Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement in Daytona Beach, Florida on Tuesday. About half of the 380 graduates at the 86-year old historically black university turned their backs on her when she began speaking. The booing came later and then, the school’s president Edison O. Jackson went into scolding parent mode, telling graduates that they’d have to wait to receive their diplomas if they didn’t settle down.

He should have been proud. Those students are clearly more prepared to stand up for something than most members of Congress and weren’t ok with being used as props by...

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