U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is no stranger to controversy. From the moment President Trump announced her nomination, to her confirmation hearings, and in the days following her confirmation, critics have been quick to point out her missteps.

And though her supporters voice optimistic claims about what she can do for school choice, the hits just keep coming. Some might even say the Department of Education has racked up the most controversies mere weeks into the new administration.

Some of DeVos’ statements have shown a lack of awareness about federal civil rights education issues for students, while others have made it seem that she is unaware of some of the most basic debates in education.

(Next page: How DeVos has raised red flags for educators, parents and students)

About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura