Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley (R-SC) has been appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations. Governor Haley is the daughter of Indian immigrants and very popular in the Republican party. From the Washington Post:
“Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” Trump said in a statement. “She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage.”
Also announced today is Trump’s appointment of Michigan native Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. She is a very outspoken supporter of school choice and school vouchers. DeVos is the chairman of American Federation for Children, a group supporting charter schools and vouchers. From the Detroit Free Press:
He(Trump) would invest $20 billion in federal money toward school choice, and expect states to kick in $110 billion of their own money, to provide $12,000 each in school choice funds to the 11 million school-age children living in poverty.
In a statement today DeVos said,
The status quo in education is not acceptable,” she said in a statement Wednesday. “Together, we can work to make transformational change that ensures every student in America has the opportunity to fulfill his or her highest potential.”
In the coming days Trump is expected to announce the appointment of Dr. Ben Carson to lead HUD.