Protesters block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' entry into DC school

Betsy DeVos has been the U.S. Secretary of Education for only days and is already inspiring protests.

On Friday, demonstrators gathered outside of Washington, D.C.'s Jefferson Middle School Academy, blocking her entrance into the building, reports WJLA.

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Continuing a day of one-on-one meetings with candidates for positions in his cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump met with Betsy DeVos, two polar opposites thought to be in contention for the education portfolio.

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Continuing a day of one-on-one meetings with candidates for positions in his cabinet, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with Betsy DeVos, two polar opposites thought to be in contention for the education portfolio.

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Grant Hill #33 of the Los Angeles Clippers shakes hands with Owner Dick DeVos, Chairman of Amway and his wife Betsy DeVos during the game against the Orlando Magic during the game on February 6, 2013 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

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US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush wave after they were introduced by the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party Betsy DeVos 30 October 2004 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bush is on his final three days of campaigning prior for the election November 02.

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As one of the individuals assembled yelled "Shame," DeVos ran back to her car and jumped inside.

A bit later, she did find a way in.

DeVos was at the school for an event also attended by the chancellor of the D.C. schools.

She was confirmed as the education secretary on Tuesday in a vote that required Vice President Mike Pence break a tie.

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Much of the controversy surrounding her is tied to her past advocacy for charter, religious, and private schools over public education, notes the Washington Post.

According to ABC News, many fear she will do harm to the nation's public education system by diminishing its funding in favor of offering tuition vouchers to alternative institutions of learning.

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