BALTIMORE – Department of Education-Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to stop in Baltimore for providing a start address to a public university.
In the last few weeks have been some of the University of Baltimore students have protested at the choice of DeVos as their fall commencement speaker. They argue that He should not be invited to speak on a public campus, since they see her as hostile to public education and indifferent to civil rights.
University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke has sent a letter to the students to explain why he thinks that DeVos is a good choice as a speaker. Schmoke, a former mayor of Baltimore.
University spokesman Chris Hart said that there are safety plans in place. He says that the university wants to “ensure that the day is enjoyable for our graduates and their families and friends.”