We probably hold a slightly different perspective on this appointment than most. CTH analysis follows press release:
(New York, NY) – President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the United States Department of Education. A leader in the national school reform movement for more than two decades, Betsy DeVos is a highly successful education advocate, businesswoman, and philanthropist.
“Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “Under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families. I am pleased to nominate Betsy as Secretary of the Department of Education.”
“I am honored to accept this responsibility to work with the President-elect on his vision to make American education great again,” said Ms. DeVos. “The status quo in education is not acceptable. Together, we can work to make transformational change that ensures every student in America has the opportunity to fulfill his or her highest potential.” (read more)
To fully understand the 2016 challenge with the Dept. of Ed. a person must remember how much of the annually respent Obama Stimulus was diverted into keeping teachers employed (via non-congressional-oversight ie. federal subsidy) during the economic downturn. President Obama used the ARRA as a slush fund to finance federalization of the Department of Education, beyond their budgetary limit.
As such, the national teachers union (NEA) will be apoplectic with this appointment specifically because Mrs. Devos is an advocate for local control over the administration of educational architecture. –SUMMARY HERE–
In addition, Betsy Devos is part of the Mercer-aligned political financial class. Financially independent libertarian leaning, and party gatekeeper.
Bannonly Thinking = Devos: ♦ Removes diversity arrow from leftist MSM quiver; ♦ provides independent deconstruction of DoE federalism; ♦ Common Core deconstruction; ♦ ensures increased accountability at local level; ♦ establishes financial ally for 2020; ♦ neuters GOPe influence.
The DC based GOPe is being dismantled.