B-CU graduating students booed and turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she delivered on Wednesday the B-CU commencement address.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced an auditorium of jeering Bethune-Cookman University graduates Wednesday as she gave a commencement address that many students and graduates said she was in no place to deliver.
As she opened her remarks, some students stood and turned their backs to her. At times hecklers drowned out her remarks.
Perhaps foreseeing the resistance she’d face during her speech, DeVos told the crowd, “While we will undoubtedly disagree at times I hope we can do so respectfully. Let’s choose to hear one another out. I want to reaffirm this administration’s commitment to and support for (historically black colleges and universities) and the students they serve.
DeVos wrapped up her remarks in about 20 minutes.