People hate Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
When she spoke at the Kennedy School of Government, students held up signs calling her a "white supremacist."
When she tried to visit a school, activists physically blocked her way.
The haters claim DeVos knows little about education, only got her job because she gave money to Republican politicians, and hates free public education.
Of course, education isn't really "free."
Taxpayers spend $634 billion a year on it. It's laughable that activists claim conservatives "cut" education spending. Funds per student tripled over the past several decades, while test scores stayed flat.
Some of that failure is because of what DeVos really opposes: government's education bureaucracy.
The department she inherited is a good example of that. K-12 schools are controlled and funded locally, but taxpayers are forced to ship education money to Washington, D.C., where bureaucrats there grab some, and then ship the rest back—with strings attached.
President Reagan tried to get rid of the Department of Education. He failed. Since then, it's only grown. It now spends $193.1 billion a year.
DeVos proposed a mere $9 billion in cuts.
But nothing goes away in Washington, no matter how wasteful. The Republican Congress ignored her proposed cuts and increased her budget by $2 billion.
DeVos, like some other agency heads appointed by President Trump, resists expanding the federal bureaucracy.
People hate her for that, too.
When activists blocked her school visit, she told me for my latest online video, "We drove away, and (the security guard) said, 'Ma'am, I don't think we should go back' and I said...'they are not going to win. I am determined to meet those kids and those teachers.'"
The protesters seemed less interested in her views on education than on the fact that she's rich.
One yelled: "Keep giving money to senators."
DeVos is rich. Her father built a company that became worth more than a billion dollars. Then she married into the Amway marketing fortune.