Mar 12, 2018 - Economy

DeVos faces media again after struggling on "60 Minutes"

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made the rounds on the morning news shows Monday after her "60 Minutes" interview last night where she struggled to answer questions about her school choice policies.

On Fox News: "We have uh — many other venues in our country that are kept safe an schools have to be a part of that equation as well ... We’re going to advance ways in which schools can be made safer for students."

On NBC's Today Show: "Everything is on the table .... The [White House plan announced Sunday] is really the first step in a more lengthy process."

  • DeVos also told Savannah Guthrie that she supports the president's proposal of arming of teachers, but said she doesn’t have a percentage in mind of how many school instructors should be able to carry weapons:
  • “It should be those who are capable and qualified and only in places where it’s appropriate .... The point is that schools should have this tool if they choose to use the tool. … Nobody should be mandated to do it."
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