DeVos would be the first person to lead the department in its more than 35-year history who hasn't been either attended public schools or sent her own children to them. Does that matter? It depends on who you ask.
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Last year, Republicans on Capitol Hill and a range of school groups teamed up to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act. But a school voucher push may divide them.
December 01, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education and her husband, Dick DeVos Jr., have been big-time donors to Republican candidates and groups.
November 30, 2016
In a radio interview, Dick DeVos Jr., husband of the U.S. Secretary of Education nominee, also said she had never met President-elect Donald Trump until after the election.
November 29, 2016
Betsy DeVos' views on civil rights issues for students and protections for disadvantaged learners and other student groups are less well-known than her support for school choice.