Mackinac Center President’s Statement on Betsy DeVos Nomination

DeVos will be new Secretary of the Department of Education

President-Elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday he intends to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the Department of Education. DeVos has long championed policies that empower parents to make the best educational choices for their children, both here in Michigan and around the nation.

Mackinac Center for Public Policy analysts are excited to see how she uses her new role to advocate for quality educational options for all children. Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman issued the following statement about her upcoming nomination:

I’ve known Betsy DeVos for two decades. She’s focused, persevering, unwilling to let the perfect impede the good within reach, generous above and beyond what anyone might reasonably expect, and she’s super-smart on policy. She won’t be entranced by rarified Beltway air in DC. She’s a hopeful choice the whole nation can be proud of.

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