Washington D.C. -- President-elect Donald J. Trump has chosen Betsy DeVos, 58, to become education secretary. She is a charter school advocate and GOP donor from Michigan.
Liberals tend to dislike charter schools, not because they more often score higher academically than public schools in the inner cities, but because they are not unionized and under-performing teachers are held accountable. Yet while they were all ready to jump on Trump's picks, they're at a "Betsy loss" for words, believing that he would select an all white male Cabinet.
DeVos is Trump's second woman to fill a spot in his Cabinet. Earlier Wednesday he named SC governor Nikki Haley as our US ambassador to the United Nations, a position currently held by uber leftist Semantha Power.
Both DeVos and Haley will need Senate confirmation.
Trump describes DeVos as "a brilliant and passionate education advocate," and is known for supporting charter schools and vouchers. Liberals hate the idea of school choice for families and would rather keep kids from urban ghettos in their ghetto schools where there are significantly lower expectations.
The one issue that DeVos stands for is the Common Core standards that Trump rallied against in his campaign, but with Trump as POTUS, it's a non-issue.
Ms. DeVos is a former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman. Her husband, Dick, is an heir to the Amway fortune and a former company president. He could make you rich if you bought into the company.