The writer is addressing the question, “Did President-elect Donald Trump make a smart choice in picking Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education?”

Teachers unions and the education establishment reacted with predictable scorn when President-elect Donald Trump last month named Betsy DeVos as his nominee for secretary of education.

But parents have one simple reason to be optimistic: DeVos has been a champion for educational choice across the country.

Her support for school choice goes beyond mere lip service. She has worked to advance viable options for students and families, including charter schools, vouchers, tuition tax credit scholarships and education savings accounts.

That...

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