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DeVos Might Not Serve as Ed. Secretary If Trump Re-elected

Betsy DeVos hinted Monday that should President Donald Trump get re-elected in 2020 that she might not serve as education secretary during his second term.

“I’m not sure my husband would be OK with that,” said DeVos of her husband, Dick DeVos, a former Michigan gubernatorial candidate, after hesitating before delivering her response.

Betsy DeVos, a Michigan native and one of the longest-serving members of the Trump administration, spoke to the 72nd gathering of the Education Writers Association on Monday. It was the first time she had addressed the gathering since leading the education department.

When asked by a reporter why she has not visited any schools in Detroit — where more children attend charter schools than traditional public schools and where data shows both types of schools are among the lowest performing in the nation — DeVos, a major charter schools advocate, said she visited a number of schools in Detroit before taking the job as education secretary.

She did not identify the schools or date of the visits.