Unruly College Students Disrespect Betsy DeVos During Commencement Speech

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been the victim of severe backlash from college students and alumni of Bethune-Cookman University since it was announced she would be the school's commencement speaker.

The unruly college students nastily booed DeVos throughout the entirety of her graduation address at the University, which is a historically African-American university in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Luckily for DeVos, Edison Jackon, the college's president, stepped in to defend her, as well as threaten to cancel the commencement ceremony if the student's refused to compose themselves.


"Choose which way you want to go," Jackson snapped before another wave of boos took over the auditorium. The students didn't care one bit about the ultimatum given to them by their University president and continued to protest over DeVos' speech.

Not only was the majority of her speech inaudible, but some students even chose to stand with their backs to her for the duration of her speech. Protestors filled the sidewalks outside the commencement arena and Reverand Jeffrey Dove, an African Methodist Episcopal Church pastor who previously called on Jackson to revoke DeVos' invitation, carried a sign that read, "No Justice, No Peace."

Although the arena was filled with ungrateful college graduates who refused to give the Secretary the time of day, she powered through her speech and said how grateful she was for the opportunity to address the graduating class at Bethune-Cookman.

"One of the hallmarks of higher education and of democracy," DeVos began, "is the ability to converse with and learn from those with whom we disagree."

It seems as though the graduates of Bethune-Cookman University still have a lot of learning to do.