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President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the United States Department of Education.

Betsy DeVos is an education advocate, businesswoman, philanthropist and a leader in the national school reform movement for more than two decades,

“Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate.Under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families. I am pleased to nominate Betsy as Secretary of the Department of Education,”said President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Devon said that  the status quo in education is not acceptable. She said she is looking forward to make transformational change that ensures every student in America has the opportunity to fulfill his or her highest potential.

A native of Michigan, Betsy DeVos has spent decades advocating for school choice reforms and helping underserved children gain access to quality education.

DeVos is chairman of the American Federation for Children whose mission is to “improve our nation’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.”

Ms. DeVos is chair of the Windquest Group and has also served on national and local charitable and civic boards, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, American Enterprise Institute, The Philanthropy Roundtable, Kids Hope USA, and Mars Hill Bible Church.