Students turn their back on US education secretary

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been shunned by students during a speech at a university in Florida, as she struggles to gain popularity after narrowly escaping Congress’ confirmation process.

DeVos, a billionaire businesswoman who was elected to the position after much debate in Congress, went to Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday to give her first commencement speech before hundreds of graduates at the historically black institute of higher education.

Upon her arrival at the venue, the large crowd welcomed her by turning their backs to the podium.

“One of the hallmarks of higher education, and of democracy, is the ability to converse with and learn from those with whom we disagree. And while we will undoubtedly disagree at times, I hope we can do so respectfully. Let’s choose to hear each other out,” DeVos said in reaction, trying to control the situation.

The audience, however, remained unruly and kept heckling and booing her…

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