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Betsy DeVos

Elisabeth Dee DeVos (; née Prince; born January 8, 1958) is an American businesswoman, politician, and the 11th and current United States Secretary of Education.

DeVos is a member of the Republican Party known for her support for school choice, school voucher programs, and charter schools. She was Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan from 1992 to 1997 and served as chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party from 1996 to 2000, with reelection to the post in 2003. DeVos has been an advocate of the Detroit charter school system and she is a member of the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. She has served as chairwoman of the board of the Alliance for School Choice and the Acton Institute and headed the All Children Matter PAC.

DeVos is married to Dick DeVos, the former CEO of the multi-level marketing company Amway, and is the daughter-in-law of Amway's billionaire co-founder, Richard DeVos. Her brother, Erik Prince, a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, is the founder of Blackwater USA. Their father is Edgar Prince, founder of the Prince Corporation. In 2016, the DeVos family was listed by Forbes as the 88th richest family in America, with an estimated net worth of $5.4 billion.

On November 23, 2016, then President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education in his administration. On January 31, following strong opposition to the nomination from Democrats, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved her nomination on a party-line vote, sending her nomination to the Senate floor. On February 7, 2017, DeVos was confirmed by the Senate by a 51–50 margin, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie in favor of DeVos's nomination. This was the first time in U.S. history that a Cabinet nominee's confirmation was decided by a vice president's tiebreaking vote.

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The Washington Post • October 27th, 2017

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The Washington Post • September 9th, 2017

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The Washington Post • September 9th, 2017

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The New York Times • September 9th, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • September 8th, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • September 8th, 2017

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The New York Times • September 8th, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • September 8th, 2017

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The Washington Post • September 7th, 2017

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The Washington Post • August 1st, 2017

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The Washington Post • July 22nd, 2017

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The Washington Post • July 13th, 2017

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections

The New York Times • July 6th, 2017

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The New York Times • June 10th, 2017

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The Washington Post • June 3rd, 2017

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The Washington Post • May 21st, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • May 15th, 2017

Betsy DeVos Booed by Students at Historically Black University

The Federalist (website) • May 15th, 2017

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The Washington Post • May 10th, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • May 3rd, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • May 3rd, 2017

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The New Yorker • April 28th, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • April 24th, 2017

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The Federalist (website) • April 20th, 2017

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The Washington Post • April 9th, 2017

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The Washington Post • April 8th, 2017

Trump Reiterates Stance Against Common Core

The Federalist (website) • April 8th, 2017

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The Washington Post • April 4th, 2017