- The first female minister of the Cabinet-Trump is known. The upcoming US president will appoint Betsy DeVos to Minister of Education.
DeVos has Dutch roots and comes from Holland, Michigan. Her husband, whose name she uses, has Dutch ancestors.
'Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate advocate of education,' Trump writes in a press release on the proposed appointment. 'Under her leadership, we will reform the US education system and dismantling the bureaucracy that holds back our children, so we world-class education and free-of school can achieve for everyone. '
DeVos says honored to have the appointment and will work hard to make American education again 'great' 'The status quo in education is unacceptable. Together we can work to change, to ensure that every pupil and student the opportunity in America to realize his or her potential. '
DeVos is the second woman appointed by Trump. Earlier today he pushed Nikki Haley emerged as US ambassador to the United Nations.