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Trump Considering DeVos for Education Secretary

Numerous media outlets report that President-elect Donald Trump is considering a West Michigan school choice advocate to serve as his Secretary of Education.

Trump is in the midst of sorting out who will join his cabinet. And Michigan’s Betsy DeVos is apparently on the short list to become the U.S. Education Secretary.

DeVos has long been a supporter of charter schools and backed an unsuccessful ballot proposal in 2000 that would have let public funds flow to students who enrolled at a non-public school.

Her husband, Dick DeVos, ran for Governor of Michigan as a Republican but lost to Democrat Jennifer Granholm.

During the presidential campaign Trump vowed to invest billions of dollars in school choice programs and said he would shrink or eliminate the U.S. Department of Education.

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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