November 23, 2016

Trump Taps DeVos to Lead Education Department

President-elect Donald Trump tapped one of the nation's top charter school advocates, Republican philanthropist Betsy DeVos, to lead the Department of Education on Wednesday.

DeVos is the chairman of the American Federation for Children, the nation's largest school choice advocacy group. The federation has worked at the state and local level to advance the expansion of charter schools and other education reforms. She and her husband, entrepreneur Dick DeVos, created the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a charter high school in Grand Rapids, in 2011.

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