President-elect Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education: What will it mean for higher education?

 

Betsy DeVos with Donald Trump and Mike Pence
Betsy DeVos with Donald Trump and Mike Pence

The Chronicle of Higher Education asked me to write a column about President-elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, focusing on what impact she would have on higher education across the nation. ¬†DeVos, who has a long track record as a Republican activist and supporter of charter schools and school vouchers in Michigan, was a surprise choice to many. ¬†While she has paid much less of her attention to higher education, in the column I suggested a few areas on which she may focus as Secretary.