Betsy DeVos on Common Core, ‘I am not a supporter – period’


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President-elect Donald Trump's selection of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education aligns with plans he's signaled during the campaign to make school choice and vouchers the focal point of his education agenda. "Under her leadership we will reform the U.S. 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," Trump said in Tuesday's announcement .

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, has deep ties to Christian Reformed community


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President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would nominate Betsy DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist with deep ties to the Christian Reformed community in Michigan, as his education secretary. DeVos is politically known in Michigan for her push for private school voucher programs, a position that has been controversial within public education circles.