Pressed by reporters for her personal views on climate change, DeVos said: “Certainly, the climate changes. Yes.”
DeVos said she didn’t have an answer to a question about what the United States should do to confront the challenges of climate change. “I’m here to talk about students and schools today, and I would hope that we could focus on the opportunity that these kids have in this unique environment and this unique school with amazing teachers and administrators,” she said.
Eagle Academy Public Charter School enrolls about 700 students in preschool through third grade, about 20 percent of whom have identified disabilities.
DeVos — who this week unveiled a revamped website on special-education law — toured a special education classroom and a sensory room where students receive occupational therapy, and she read Dr. Seuss’s classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” to a group of students in the library. She also toured the school’s science fair.