Hundreds of People Protest Trump’s Education Secretary DeVos at Harvard

September 29, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


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Hundreds of demonstrators outside, along with dozens of Harvard students inside, protested the visit of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on September 28. Outside the auditorium where she appeared, protesters from as far away as Providence, Rhode Island, along with students from many Boston area colleges, lined the sidewalk at a rally called by the Massachusetts Teachers Association and several other organizations, including Refuse Fascism. Inside, at an event billed as “The Future of School Choice,” students unfurled banners including “White Supremacist” and turned their backs in protest. As Carl Dix sharply pointed out, “[DeVos’s] vision, and the vision of the Trump/Pence regime, is of an educational system where the public schools are gutted and students are funneled into schools that train them as Christian fundamentalist robots, unable to think critically or resist. This is a key part of the overall fascist agenda the Trump/Pence regime is working to enforce.”

Hundreds of copies of the Refuse Fascism broadsheet “Indictments of the Crimes of the Trump/Pence Regime,” along with flyers for November 4—It Begins, were distributed.



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