Controversial Education Secretary Addresses Baltimore Commencement

Sep 11, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to speak at the University of Baltimore's fall commencement.

University spokesman Chris Hart said in a statement Friday that DeVos will give the keynote address at the event on Dec. 18.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Hart says the university is committed to intellectual engagement and an array of opinions.

Mariame Dangnokho is the president of the Student Government Association at the University of Baltimore. She says in a letter to students that the association was not involved in the discussion about bringing DeVos to speak.

More than 700 signed a change.org petition protesting the invitation.