DeVos to speak at Harvard conference on school choice

Betsy DeVos
The Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a conference on school choice at Harvard University.

Some Harvard students plan to protest outside her speech Thursday. They say they’re protesting DeVos’ decision last week to revoke Obama-era rules that guided colleges on how to handle campus sexual assault cases.

Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance is sponsoring the conference, titled “The Future of School Choice: Helping Students Succeed.”

School choice refers to efforts that give students options other than their local public schools, such as charter or private schools.

DeVos was a supporter of school choice efforts in Michigan before becoming President Donald Trump’s education chief.

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