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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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