DeVos To Deliver Keynote Address At Harvard Conference On School Choice

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks about proposed changes to Title IX, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at George Mason University Arlington, Va., campus. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a conference on school choice at Harvard University.

Some Harvard students plan to protest outside her speech Thursday. They say they’re protesting DeVos’ decision last week to revoke Obama-era rules that guided colleges on how to handle campus sexual assault cases.

Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance is sponsoring the conference, titled “The Future of School Choice: Helping Students Succeed.”

School choice refers to efforts that give students options other than their local public schools, such as charter or private schools.

DeVos was a supporter of school choice efforts in Michigan before becoming President Donald Trump’s education chief.