BETSY DEVOS/BUDGET/CONGRESS/GOP/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Congress just gave Education Secretary Betsy DeVos everything she didn’t want: a bigger budget and a guarantee that certain department offices wouldn’t be cut. Mrs. DeVos had sought significant cuts to both the department’s budget and staff. But Congress didn’t go along with her plans in the big spending bill that it passed last week, a sign of tensions between the education secretary and GOP lawmakers that threaten to stymie her efforts. The result: While Mrs. DeVos’s role as a crusader for public-school alternatives has made her a flashpoint and drawn condemnation among her critics, she has so far done little to achieve such a shift. Indeed, some Republicans have privately expressed a concern that Mrs. DeVos isn’t an effective advocate for her primary cause, which is reducing Washington’s role in education and expanding “school choice” by promoting learning facilities that operate outside the traditional public-school system.”

-Michelle Hackman, “More Money? For Betsy DeVos, That’s Just One of the Problems,” The Wall Street Journal, Mar. 30, 2018 5:30am