Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits Milwaukee


THEM SOON AFTER. PATRICK: PROTESTORS GREETED THE
U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY, BETSY
DEVOS, AS SHE VISITED A PRIVATE
SCHOOL IN MILWAUKEE. JOYCE: WISN 12 NEWS’ ADRIENNE
PEDERSEN EXPLAINS WHY SHE WAS
HERE.>>GOOD MORNING MADAME
SECRETARY.>>SECRETARY OF EDUCATION BETSY
DEVOS TOURED ST MARCUS LUTHERAN
SCHOOL WHERE ALMOST ALL 900
STUDENTS ATTEND ON TAXPAYER
DOLLARS USING SCHOOL CHOICE
VOUCHERS. SHE INVITED PARENTS AND
REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS TO A
ROUNDTABLE TO GAIN SUPPORT FOR
HER NEW EDUCATION PROPOSAL.>>WE’VE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO
THINK MORE BROADLY. AS THE SECRETARY ARRIVED HERE AT
THE SCHOOL OUTSIDE ACROSS THE
STREET, PROTESTERS GATHERED IN
THAT GROUP AHEAD OF THE TEACHERS
UNION, THE CHAIR OF THE
WISCONSIN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, SOME LOCAL POLITICIANS AND PARENTS.>>GO BACK TO WASHINGTON, D.C..>>WE SHOULD CHANGE THE WAY
PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
GET FUNDED.>>I THINK EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL
THAT IS DOING A GREAT JOB FOR
ITS STUDENTS IS AN IMPORTANT
PART OF OUR FABRIC FOR OUR
COUNTRY. THEY HAVE TO CONTINUE TO SERVE
THEIR STUDENTS WELL. COOKS WERE NOT GIVE MONEY TO THE
PUBLIC SCHOOLS INSTEAD OF THE
PRIVATE SCHOOLS.>>OUR ARGUMENT IS THE FIRST
EDUCATOR NEED TO HAVE THE POWER
TO MAKE THE SAME KIND OF
DECISIONS THAT THOSE WHO ARE
WEALTHY AND POWERFUL —
>>SOME 40,000 STUDENTS U

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