Twitter had some 'questions for Betsy,' and things got savage.

Betsy DeVos sat in front of a House committee today to answer questions about the education portion of President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

It ... didn't go super great.

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Congressmen and women on May 24, 2017, grilled her on the controversial details of her qualifications as secretary of education and her plan for America's students — namely accusations of shifting federal funds from public to private schools and deep cuts to after-school programs, both of which would disproportionately hurt lower-income students.

Meanwhile, people on Twitter had a few questions of their own they wanted DeVos to answer.

The hashtag #QuestionsForBetsy went viral in a hurry. It got savage even faster. While DeVos fielded justifiably hostile questions on Capitol Hill, thousands of comments poured in on social media.

To put it mildly, it wasn't a friendly crowd.

Some users demanded answers on why DeVos was ever named education secretary to begin with.

She has famously been accused of "buying" her way into the job with huge donations to Republicans.

A lot of people are rightfully still upset about it.

Some lashed out at specific DeVos' policies that, frankly, suck.

Like her sucky idea to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:

And her sucky support of a Trump policy to get rid of protected rights for trans students:

This woman reprimanded DeVos for not spending more time coming up with a plan teachers could get behind.

Teachers, if you haven't heard, aren't big fans of hers.

All day, questions and outrage poured in.

This one sums things up pretty dang well:

The huge response to #QuestionsForBetsy proves one thing: People are not happy with the Trump administration's plans for our schools.

With our kids' futures and the future of our country on the line, there are still way too many questions hanging.

Those questions are important, and they deserve to be answered.

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When Molly Reeser was a student at Michigan State University, she took a job mucking horse stalls to help pay for classes. While she was there, she met a 10-year-old girl named Casey, who was being treated for cancer, and — because both were animal lovers — they became fast friends.

Two years later, Casey died of cancer.

"Everyone at the barn wanted to do something to honor her memory," Molly remembers. A lot of suggestions were thrown out, but Molly knew that there was a bigger, more enduring way to do it.

"I saw firsthand how horses helped Casey and her family escape from the difficult and terrifying times they were enduring. I knew that there must be other families who could benefit from horses in the way she and her family had."

Molly approached the barn owners and asked if they would be open to letting her hold a one-day event. She wanted to bring pediatric cancer patients to the farm, where they could enjoy the horses and peaceful setting. They agreed, and with the help of her closest friends and the "emergency" credit card her parents had given her, Molly created her first Camp Casey. She worked with the local hospital where Casey had been a patient and invited 20 patients, their siblings and their parents.

The event was a huge success — and it was originally meant to be just that: a one-day thing. But, Molly says, "I believe Casey had other plans."

One week after the event, Molly received a letter from a five-year-old boy who had brain cancer. He had been at Camp Casey and said it was "the best day of his life."

"[After that], I knew that we had to pull it off again," Molly says. And they did. Every month for the next few years, they threw a Camp Casey. And when Molly graduated, she did the most terrifying thing she had ever done and told her parents that she would be waitressing for a year to see if it might be possible to turn Camp Casey into an actual nonprofit organization. That year of waitressing turned into six, but in the end she was able to pull it off: by 2010, Camp Casey became a non-profit with a paid staff.

"I am grateful for all the ways I've experienced good luck in my life and, therefore, I believe I have a responsibility to give back. It brings me tremendous joy to see people, animals, or things coming together to create goodness in a world that can often be filled with hardships."

Camp Casey serves 1500 children under the age of 18 each year in Michigan. "The organization looks different than when it started," Molly says. "We now operate four cost-free programs that bring accessible horseback riding and recreational services to children with cancer, sickle cell disease, and other life-threatening illnesses."

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