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Controversial Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Welcomed to Denver With Protest

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Brandon Marshall
Hundreds of protesters gathered at the State Capitol on Wednesday, July 19, to protest U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos while she's in town for a public speaking engagement.
Ahead of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's visit to Denver on Thursday, July 20, hundreds of educators and public school advocates gathered today, July 19, at the State Capitol before marching down the 16th Street Mall to the Hyatt Regency, where DeVos is scheduled to speak to the American Legislative Exchange Council, to protest the billionaire who the Colorado Education Association, the group behind the protest, says advocates for diverting "public tax dollars to private schools through vouchers and other schemes."