MINOT, N.D. — U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary Mitchell “Mick” Zais told administrators and staff at Minot High School-Magic City Campus Friday, Sept. 20, that he understands the value of offering different education options for different kinds of students.

Zais’ son decided that he preferred military service to academia and later decided he wanted a career working with computers instead of a four-year undergraduate degree. He said his son now has a successful career because his skills are in such high demand.

Zais toured nursing, IT, aviation, auto technology, welding and horticulture classes at the high school Friday.

He also spoke about the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Education Freedom Scholarships proposal, which has been introduced in both the U.S. Senate

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