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AOC hits back after Betsy DeVos warns ‘free college’ push is ‘socialist takeover of higher education’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slammed calls to “cancel” student debt or make college free, making a case this week against what she called a “socialist takeover” of education — and prompting a fiery rebuke from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

DeVos, who almost certainly will be replaced once President-elect Biden is inaugurated, has been a lightning rod for controversy since her tenure began in 2017; she’s pushed deregulation and aimed to increase due process on college campuses, to applause from conservatives and harsh criticism from Democrats.

But with an incoming administration likely to take the Department of Education in a sharply different

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Bernie Sanders, AOC take shots at DeVos in her final month as Education Secretary

<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls free public college proposals “socialist takeover of higher education”</p> (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls free public college proposals “socialist takeover of higher education”

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Progressives Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have lashed out at Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos after she criticised calls for higher education to be made a public good.

On Tuesday, Ms DeVos called progressive proposals for higher education to be freely available and proposals from the Biden administration to forgive student debt “a socialist takeover of higher education.”

She made the comments during a Federal Student Aid offices virtual conference.

“We’ve heard shrill calls to cancel, to forgive, to make it

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