Barr, DeVos speak at religious broadcasters forum

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos found an enthusiastic audience for her education policies at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Tennessee. DeVos spoke Wednesday about her belief that religious schools and colleges should be able to get government support on an equal footing with public and non-religious institutions. Attorney General William Barr is scheduled to address the convention in the afternoon. The program says Barr’s presentation is part of a forum exploring the First Amendment and religious liberty. National Religious Broadcasters describes itself as an international association of Christian communicators. The convention at a Nashville hotel runs through Friday.