A recent Washington Post article reported that U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is being protected by U.S. Marshals under a 7 ½ months contract for the amount of $7.78 million.

Federal marshals are protecting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at a cost to her agency of nearly $8 million over nearly eight months, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

The Education Department has agreed to reimburse the marshals $7.78 million for their services from mid-February to the end of September, said a marshals spokeswoman — an average of about $1 million per month.

The plan is that U.S. Marshals will protect DeVos for four years unless the contract is terminated. That would compute to nearly $50 million–enough to purchase over 600 school buses. WOW!

Look for a bevy of U.S. Marshals traveling with her when she visits Van Wert City Schools on April 20.


William L. Phillis, Ohio Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School Funding


  • Mark Schrider

    It does beg the question of just why Secretary DeVos rates this level of protection/ I don’t recall any other Secretary of Education warranting this level of security.

  • Red Rover

    The level of protection you need on the job must be inversely proportional to your level of qualification for it.

  • AkronRonin

    Of course an anti-education education secretary would need to be security. The corporate shakedown of education for profits is in full swing.

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