{Video} Education Secretary DeVos Visited Her First College And It Was HBCU Howard University

A 50-50 deadlock over Devos nomination was confirmed when broken by Vice President Mike Pence, who subsequently became the first vice president ever to cast a tie-breaking vote for a Cabinet nominee.

The vote to confirm DeVos came after Senate Democrats staged an all-night Senate talkathon Monday evening, which was a merely a tactic to draw attention to their opposition to the Michigan billionaire who has no experience working, attending or volunteering at a public school.

Regardless of the democrat’s attempts, DeVos became the sixth Cabinet appointed by President Donald Trump.

Before she was let into the school by the administration she was denied entrance. Video Below

We have to vote in our communities for people who will represent us. Right now we do not have the numbers. For those who are called to lead, lead.

Well, she has begun her tour of colleges and universities and her first stop was HBCU Howard University.

In a statement, DeVos said, “It was a pleasure to meet with Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick and several student leaders this morning. We had a robust discussion around the many challenges facing higher education and the important role of HBCUs.

“Howard University plays a unique and valuable role in the fabric of our higher education system, and I am honored to help celebrate its 150th anniversary. I look forward to visiting many schools across our great country and continuing the discussion on how we can increase access to affordable, quality higher education.”

Some students aren’t sold.

Allyson Carpenter, president of the Howard University Student Association spoke with The Washington Post and had this to say. “I was both surprised, and not surprised, that the university was chosen for a first visit. Howard is the mecca,” she said, “a university known for its academic excellence. I know this administration has a knack for — how can I say this — taking pictures with the right people, I guess. It was  a great symbol,” she said, and one that probably reflects the role Omarosa Manigault, an alumna, plays in the administration. “We don’t know if those are just photo-ops we’ll have to wait until the policy roles out.

As reported in The Washington Post, Howard’s president, Wayne A. I. Frederick, released a brief statement. “Howard University is pleased that Betsy Devos, the new Secretary of Education, chose to visit our institution as her first official campus visit.

“We have a longstanding, successful relationship with the Department of Education and I look forward to advancing this relationship under the Secretary’s leadership. Our conversation today was a very meaningful one and I welcome the opportunity to continue discussing the many ways we can work together to forward the work of higher education, specifically that of Howard University, Howard University Middle School of Mathematics & Science, and HBCUs in general.”

What do you think Trump’s administration agenda is? Will they put money in HBCU’s or restrictions on HBCU’s. Does an HBCU being the first stop represent anything?


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