Trump Taps School-Choice Advocate Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary
Betsy DeVos has spent most of her professional life working on school-choice advocacy and education reform.By Jake Jones | November 23, 2016
Betsy DeVos is one of President-elect Donald Trump's latest appointments. Trump tapped her to be secretary of education — an area she's spent her entire professional life working to reform.
DeVos comes from a wealthy Republican family in Michigan and is a long-time advocate for charter schools and voucher programs, which allow low-income families to send their children to private schools.