Trump taps Michigan Republican DeVos for education secretary: reports

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 23, 2016 1:20 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has tapped wealthy Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos to lead the U.S. Education Department, a post she has accepted, according to media reports on Wednesday.

DeVos, former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, met with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Saturday and discussed "the Common Core mission, and setting higher national standards and promoting the growth of school choice across the nation," according to a Trump transition team statement.

(Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)