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1555, 23 Nov 16

Betsy DeVos Chosen For Department of Education

Another pretty good pick.

(CNN)President-elect Donald Trump tapped Betsy DeVos, a top Republican donor and school choice activist, to head the Department of Education, the Trump transition team announced Wednesday.

Trump met with the billionaire donor and conservative activist this weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, where he hosted a slew of potential Cabinet appointees. Trump offered DeVos the position on Tuesday and she accepted the same day, a senior Trump transition official told CNN.
“Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in a statement Wednesday. “Under her leadership we will reform the US education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.”
I would rather see Trump shut down the federal Department of Education completely instead of advancing any kind of education policy from the White House, but at least this appears to be moving policy in a good direction. Plus, it’s fun to watch the heads explode over at the NEA.

1555, 23 November 2016


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