Of all of Trump’s appointments, DeVos is the one I care least about and wouldn’t be disappointed at all if she fails to get confirmed by the Senate. That could actually be a good thing, because the liberals would feel like they scored some sort of “victory” while Trump’s more important appointments get through, and I’m sure Trump can find someone better to run the Department of Education.
Bad choice here by Trump. I suspect this was a position that he didn’t care much about, and he let his TruCon advisers pick her. And at the same time he could check a gender diversity box!
Although the issues of vouchers and charter schools arouse people’s passions, what the Department of Education mostly does is manage the student loan program. A technocrat manager who could make that work more efficiently and help prevent students from being ripped off by lenders would have been a much better choice.