Betsy DeVos admits she backed a new rule she knew could hurt kids
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos knew one of her policy decisions could lead to worse academic performance and depression among transgender students.
And she did it anyway.
DeVos admitted as much on Wednesday in response to questions from Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) during a congressional hearing before the Education and Labor committee.
Bonamici reminded DeVos that 2016 policy guidance to schools regarding transgender students was roundly praised by experts for making schools safer for students. DeVos decided to reverse that department's position on protecting transgender students in 2017.