DeVos gives commencement speech at University of Baltimore

DeVos to give commencement speech at University of Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stopped in Baltimore to deliver a commencement address at a public university Monday.

In recent weeks, some University of Baltimore students have protested the choice of DeVos as their fall commencement speaker.

They argue that DeVos shouldn't 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 student body explaining why he believes DeVos is a good choice as speaker. Schmoke is a former mayor of Baltimore.

University spokesman Chris Hart said security plans were place. He says the university wants to "ensure that the day is enjoyable for our graduates and their families and friends."


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