Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says higher education institutions and K-12 schools are “not fair” when it comes to giving opportunities to students from different financial backgrounds and that the Trump administration is pushing for “equal opportunity for all students” during comments on the college admissions scandal Wednesday.
“This is a matter that all Americans want things to be fair and they’re clearly not,” DeVos said on “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.”
“This goes to K-12 education as well, and we don’t have the same opportunities for all students in K-12 education, we don’t in higher education and that’s one of the things that this administration is really advocating for. Equal opportunity for all students.”
DeVos said students need to be considered by colleges and universities on their merit and that the Education Department was investigating how it factors into the investigation.