Online Learning Update

November 24, 2016

Trump Picks Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 1:07 am

By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Betsy DeVos, a conservative philanthropist and Republican Party official known for her advocacy for private school vouchers, as education secretary, the transition office announced Wednesday. Little is known about her views on federal higher education policy. DeVos was chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party in the late 1990s. She and her husband, Dick, who ran for governor of Michigan in 2006 and is a member of the family that owns Amway, have a foundation in their names that contributes heavily to education organizations and arts groups, especially in Michigan.

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