WASHINGTON (AP/WOOD TV 8) — President Donald Trump says America’s children will be the winners with Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
Trump congratulated DeVos at a White House “listening session” with people who have taught in public and private school, and others who home-school their kids.
DeVos became education secretary after Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote on her nomination in the Senate. Pence is also president of the Senate.
DeVos is a wealthy Republican operative and promoter of charter and private schools. Critics say she’s too inexperienced to oversee the public school system.
Trump says DeVos went through a “very tough trial and a very unfair trial” and won.
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