Betsy DeVos is the newest education secretary in the administration, and while her appointment has drawn criticism, her resume also highlights some of the administration’s key policies.
The most prominent is the $1 trillion in cuts to federal education spending, which the administration has proposed to replace, but has not yet taken action.
DeVos also says she would bring a “solution” to “disinvestment” in public education, but it’s unclear what that would mean.
The president has also proposed to eliminate “deficit neutrality” rules, which prevent the federal government from spending more on the education of students who are in the lowest income groups.
The budget also proposed eliminating the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, a position DeVos would hold if confirmed, and would eliminate the Office for Intellectual Property, which was created under former President Barack Obama to address online piracy.
DeVos’ nomination also drew criticism for its ties to the controversial Trump family, which donated millions to her political action committee.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump was a key adviser on the Trump Organization, which has had some controversy with its handling of its investments in companies with ties to Russia and Iran.
Ivanka Trump, who also worked at the Trump organization, has said that she doesn’t want her father to be president, but she did attend the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January.
The Education Department is an office within the Department of Education.
It was created in 2009 to oversee and enforce federal laws on higher education, including Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education.
The Trump administration has repeatedly called for changes to the law.
It has also said it wants to eliminate the Department for Individuals with Disabilities, which is the department that oversees public schools.
The department was created by the federal Education Amendments of 1972 to create the Department’s “primary mission,” which is to protect the rights and well-being of students and their families.
Trump has repeatedly pledged to change the law, and on Tuesday, he announced that he is reversing the Obama-era policy of requiring public schools to provide “equitable and accessible” education to students with disabilities.
During the campaign, Trump repeatedly criticized the federal workforce, saying it’s “overworked, underpaid, and out of control” and that he wants to “get it back to where it used to be.”
DeVos said during the campaign that the “Department for Individuals With Disabilities” is an “appropriate entity” for the role of education secretary.
“There’s an old saying in education: If you don’t get it done, don’t worry about it,” she said during a campaign event in January 2016.
“The Department for Students with Disability and the Office of Civil Rights are critical parts of our effort to ensure that every child has a fair chance to succeed in our nation’s schools.
I’m committed to working to ensure all children in our country are provided an equal and effective education, and I’m excited to work with the president and his team to implement the president’s proposals to help improve the lives of students across our nation.”
DeVos said she was looking forward to working with the Trump administration, including “reopening the Education Secretary and Office for Students” to further “improve access to education, to foster accountability, and to support a new national vision for education.”
The education secretary has said she would be able to appoint a team to help with the education reform effort in the White House.