Betsy DeVos Flees Reporter When Asked About Visiting Poor Schools — Watch
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was in Detroit, Michigan on Friday to attend the national championships for high school robotics, where confronted about the fact that she has not yet bothered to visit a failing public school in her home state.
She reportedly spoke on the importance of access to education. But when asked if she planned to visit any Detroit public schools, she said no visits were scheduled and ended the interview, ClickonDetroit reported.
Some of those at-risk schools were even within walking distance of the robotics contest. When reporters asked follow up questions about struggling Michigan schools, DeVos’ staff quickly ended the conversations and ushered her away.
“You got a lot struggling school, they’re closing schools, they’re tearing down schools,” said Detroit parent Lamar Stinson. “We don’t need that right now. Our kids need to be educated.”
Last month, DeVos was probed in a “60 Minutes” interview about at-risk schools throughout the United States that are desperately trying to help as many children as possible despite adequate funding. She was specifically asked her failure to visit poor schools, to perhaps better understand the issues they face.
“Maybe I should,” she confessed in the interview.
Yet, when given the opportunity, she still didn’t. Instead, she avoided answering questions.
Watch the video below.