Betsy DeVos knew about dangers posed to transgender students before rolling back protections – video
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she knew about the alarming levels of attempted suicide among transgender young people and the harmful effects of bullying and harassment in schools towards transgender students. That knowledge however didn’t stop her department from rolling back nationwide guidance meant to protect transgender students. Democrat Suzanne Bonamici quizzed DeVos about studies that showed lower attendance rates and high rates of depression due to bullying and harassment, as well as high rates of attempted suicide during House Committee hearing. 'I’m aware of that data,' DeVos replied.