President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Michigan philanthropist and chair of the schooling group American Federation of Children Elisabeth ‘Betsy’ DeVos to be his secretary of training.
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DeVos is a local of Michigan and has spent the better a part of twenty years advocating for varsity choice there, as well as, nationally. She is the chairman of the American Federation for Children which is a nationwide college alternative advocacy group. She can be a member of the board for the Foundation of Excellence in Education and the Great Lakes Education Project both of which are supportive of Common Core, but also college alternative.
DeVos was Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan from 1992 to 1997. She chaired the Republican Party in Michigan from 1996 to 2000, and once more from 2003 to 2005. Dick DeVos ran as the Republican candidate for governor of Michigan in 2006, spending essentially the most cash anybody had ever spent on a gubernatorial campaign in the state, but he was defeated by the Democratic incumbent.