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Chicago Tribune: DeVos Will 'Breathe More Oxygen' Into Public Ed

Betsy DeVos (AP)

Friday, 02 December 2016 02:55 PM

Betsy DeVos is a "successful and relentless" philanthropist who is a good pick by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Education, the Chicago Tribune says in an editorial published Friday.

"DeVos, a Michigan philanthropist, has helped lead the national battle to expand education opportunities for children. She and her husband, Dick, who ran the parent company of Amway, helped pass Michigan's first charter school law more than two decades ago," the Tribune says.

"They started a political action committee to support candidates who back tuition vouchers. She chairs the American Federation for Children, which has fought for school choice, including vouchers and tax-credit scholarships. She has served on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a reform group launched by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

"No, DeVos doesn't have the typical educrat's resume. But she's successful and relentless. She backs innovation and giving families escape routes from inferior schools. We think she'll breathe more oxygen into a public education industry that, in Illinois and elsewhere, resists accountability and disruptive reform while millions of children languish in low-wattage, taxpayer-owned schools."

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Betsy DeVos is a "successful and relentless" philanthropist who is a good pick by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Department of Education, the Chicago Tribune says in an editorial published Friday. "DeVos, a Michigan philanthropist, has helped lead the national...
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Friday, 02 December 2016 02:55 PM
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