FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen made the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to be the next Secretary of Education:
For many years, Ms. DeVos has been fighting to ensure that every child in America, regardless of their zip code, has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. She has been a tireless advocate for providing parents with the best education options so they can choose the right educational setting for their child. I am excited to see what’s ahead for the children of this country with her at the helm of the Department of Education.
On a personal note, I have had the opportunity to visit with Ms. DeVos on numerous occasions and have seen her passion for education first-hand. She serves as Chairman of the Board of American Federation for Children, an organization that has long been at the forefront of the education choice movement in America. And AFC was one of the first groups to support our work at Empower Mississippi.
I congratulate Ms. DeVos on this significant appointment. I cannot think of anyone better for this job and we look forward to working alongside her in this role.