Heavens to Betsy
Feature Writing: Magazines and Weeklies
About the Entry
Writer Kristina Rizga profiles U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, with a focus on how her religious upbringing has both shaped her worldview and influenced her policy priorities.
- Kristina Rizga, Senior Reporter, Mother Jones
Comments from the Judges
“A revelatory examination of a top education official’s philosophy, upbringing and ethos — the kind of deep reporting based in documents that is needed in an era of blurred facts.”
“A sweeping but compact story … Well-chosen details make this story sing.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.