Betsy DeVos Expresses Opposition To Trump’s Bathroom Bill Recision

President Trump overturned a rule put into place by former President Obama that put in place protections for transgender students using the bathroom of their choice. President Obama’s rule allowed the student to use the bathroom that corresponded to their gender identity. This decision by President Trump puts him in opposition with his own Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos opposed a draft of the order but the Trump administration went ahead with it regardless. Betsy Devos issued a statement after the order was released that she and school officials have a responsibility to protect every student. She also said that students need to have their rights protected in their freedom to learn as well as have a safe and trusted school environment. DeVos went on to say that she has directed her departments Office of Civil rights to continue investigating all claims of bullying, discrimination, and harassment towards vulnerable students. Before the order was signed by Trump, DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had a meeting with him. In the meeting, DeVos told Trump that they had both publicly promised to protect all students and the order was not in keeping with that. It’s been reported that DeVos will continue to talk about the issue of protecting children is one of her paramount duties as the Secretary of Education. Read more on CNN for more info. Betsy DeVos has a long history of interest in education. Along with her husband, Dick, they formed the Dick and Betsy Family Foundation decades […]

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