Although the group of demonstrators was small, they created a barrier to the entrance of Jefferson Middle School Academy, which forced DeVos to turn around and get right back in her vehicle.
DeVos reportedly arrived at the Jefferson Middle School in southwest DC around 10 a.m. Friday, where the protesters were onsite waiting for her.
Another protestor, chasing DeVos and a man who appeared to be her security aide, said, "She's giving money to senators and buying her way into positions - you should be so proud of yourself!".
Dr. Jason Glass said new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has an "ideological agenda that is not in the best interest of public schools".
One person was arrested, video from the scene showed. Her nomination, which was dogged by reports her family financially supported the cause of so-called reparative or "ex-gay" therapy, was only confirmed when Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic tie-breaking vote.
The highly publicized protest triggered responses from other political figures including Kellyanne Conway, former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, who all mostly echoed each other's sentiments.
Demonstrators awaited DeVos' arrival at Jefferson Middle School Academy on Friday.
Charter schools indeed can be a good alternative to public schools that are failing - and big cities are full of them.
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Betsy DeVos should be jeered and heckled in public, especially when she's just showing up to public schools for propaganda photo ops.
"As the chair of the Assembly Education Committee and as a parent of a public school student, I am concerned about Secretary DeVos's views on policies which I believe will negatively affect our public schools, teachers, parents and most importantly our wonderful students", state Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Astoria) said.
The real issue is not that DeVos is a threat to public education but that allowing kids to escape failing public schools is a threat to teacher unions.
Observing these factors, Holland urges DeVos to make local control of education - and not school choice - her first order of business.
During DeVos' confirmation process, many questioned her support for public schools. "Please let her in".
Also, no one actually expects DeVos to be influenced by this trip to this school.
DeVos, said Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, "is fundamentally incompetent ..."