Those who were hoping that Michelle Ree might become the Secretary of Education might be disappointed, but others are calling Betsy DeVos a very strong pick by el Trumpo.
From Fox News:
President-elect Donald Trump has selected a charter school advocate and GOP donor from Michigan to be education secretary.
Betsy DeVos becomes the second woman chosen to fill a spot in Trump’s Cabinet. Earlier Wednesday, Trump named South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations earlier in the day.
Both selections require Senate confirmation.
Trump calls DeVos “a brilliant and passionate education advocate.”
DeVos heads the advocacy group American Federation for Children. She’s known for supporting charter schools and vouchers.
Before Trump’s announcement, some conservatives were complaining about DeVos’ ties to the political establishment. They also warned that she previously supported Common Core standards that Trump railed against during the campaign.
The 58-year-old DeVos is a former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman. Her husband, Dick, is an heir to the Amway fortune and a former company president.
Here’s his official statement on it:
Trump makes the DeVos pick official pic.twitter.com/N0PplrjSec
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) November 23, 2016
This is great news for those of us who believe that charter schools and education vouchers will bring more choice into education and improve the power of the parents to expend their children’s educational opportunities. If el Trumpo improves inner school education, there will be a lot of black, Hispanic, and other minority groups who will love the GOP for it. So much winning!!!