Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos as education secretary drew praise Wednesday from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who, along with his family, had stiff-armed the president-elect during his campaign for the White House.
“She has a long and distinguished history championing the right of all parents to choose schools that best ensure their children’s success,” said Bush who as chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, shares DeVos’ passion for charter schools and steering more taxpayer dollars to private schools.
DeVos, a former Michigan Republican Party chairman, is a member of the Amway-founding family that owns the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
“Her allegiance is to families, particularly those struggling at the bottom of the economic ladder, not to an outdated public education model that has failed them from one generation to the next,” Bush said.