It is difficult to think of a nominee for Secretary of Education who is more interested in the education of our nation’s children, in particular children coming from disadvantaged families, than Betsy DeVos. She has dedicated much of her life to improving educational opportunities for all children.

One mechanism she has chosen to advance the education of our least fortunate is to pursue the cause of creating competition in K-12 education, through both charter schools and through vouchers that would allow disadvantaged children to attend private schools.

I was on the State Board of…