Betsy DeVos Visited a School. Here's Why Her Staff Didn't Publicize It in Advance

Education Week: An under-the-radar visit to a California public school by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has highlighted the angry reaction DeVos can still draw from some members of the public, as well as the balancing act school leaders must engage in when a prominent official comes to visit.

When DeVos visited the Poway Unified district near San Diego May 16, her staff asked school officials not to publicize the visit beforehand, Superintendent Marian Kim-Phelps wrote in an opinion piece for the San Diego Union Tribune. Kim-Phelps said swarms of protestors could present a safety risk.

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