A new video from Hypeline News reveals that college students at Illinois State University tend to agree with Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ stances if they don’t know they belong to Betsy DeVos.
During a “man on the street” segment, Hypeline’s Derek Muncy interviewed a handful of college students about their opinions on DeVos. Each of them had nothing but negative things to say about her.
“I think she’s grossly unqualified, and she doesn’t deserve the job she holds,” one student said.
“I wonder what Betsy DeVos is up to? Probably destroying the education system of America. I think that’s what’s going on.” said a student with pink hair.
“I don’t think she cares about public education for the majority of America,” said another student.
Each person interviewed seemed to think that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would have selected a better qualified person had he been elected, and couldn’t find a single thing they liked about DeVos. It was then that Muncy switched up the questions to policy stances that DeVos takes, but did not mention her name.
When Muncy suggested stances such as more school choice, or asking “you don’t think a zip code should determine a child’s future,” the students were in full agreement. It was then Muncy sprung the trap, and informed them that they were actually in agreement with DeVos.
Needless to say, many of the students were dumbstruck or short on words. Watch the video below.
DeVos had no shortage of resistance to her confirmation, including an online petition that garnered over 400,000 signatures on change.org. Even after her confirmation, DeVos was hounded by protesters from groups like Black Lives Matter who physically tried to bar her from entering a school.