DETROIT — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the president supports the idea of educational freedom through choice and empowering parents and the notion of multiple pathways to adult life after high school.

But there is one thing DeVos said President Donald Trump could do to help her as she seeks state support on these issues across the nation.

“He could talk about education more,” DeVos told The Detroit News on Friday. “It’s not been the top two or three items that he has been focused on. There have been a few other things that have taken his attention.

“He knows and understands instinctively that opportunity is really achieved through access to whatever is the right education for each individual.”

DeVos — a 61-year-old Republican

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