DeVos: Shift education policy to what 'moms and dads want'

President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education will tell senators Tuesday that the federal government's education policy needs to be based on what's best for parents and students, instead of the educational system itself.

"I share President-elect Trump's view that it's time to shift the debate from what the system thinks is best for kids to what moms and dads want, expect and deserve," Betsy DeVos will say in prepared remarks to the Senate health committee.

DeVos is a school choice supporter, and her testimony argues that the federal government needs to encourage a wide range of choices to help students get through high school.

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