Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education of the United States under the President Donald Trump Administration which is a Cabinet Level Position. As such she is in charge of the policies and direction of the nation’s public school system.
Betsy is also the wife of former Amway president and CEO, Dick Devos who recently retired from that post. Both are and have been, very active in support of the Republican party. Betsy was at one time the head of the Republican Party in Michigan, her home state and she raised more than $150,000 for the George W. Bush political campaign for President.
Dick’s Father, Rich DeVos was the founder and CEO of Amway and is the current owner of the Orlando Magic, the professional basketball. The DeVos family as a whole is responsible for the raising of over $17,000,000 for the Republican party and its candidates over the years.
One of Betsy’s projects for years has been in championing the cause for a restructuring of public education. DeVos makes a good case for charter schools as another means of educating our youth, especially in the inner cities where nothing seems to be happening after fifty to sixty years of the Great Society.
Part of the problem comes from the environmental problems in the inner cities with poverty, crime, and indifference, and the other part comes from sweeping problems under the rug. DeVos makes the case that people should have options. There are many case studies to back her up and her alternative ideas.
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For one thing, homeschooled students to get better grades and go further along the educational path than public school students on average. Charter school results from inner city Detroit and other projects in other areas.
When students are lumped together in buildings just because of their zip code and must be subjected to five or six 40 minute lectures, it does not necessarily mean they will get meaningful educations.
DeVos had a great deal of difficulty getting confirmed to the post of Secretary Education, not because of her ability, but because of the politics. She is seen as a real threat to the establishment of teachers unions and liberal politics that wants to keep on using the schools as breeding grounds for their political agenda rather than the robust educational system it is meant to be.
Betsy DeVos has some very good ideas and solid principles upon which they can be instituted. In today’s environment of technology, there is no reason a child can’t learn as much or more from electronic devices as has been learned in the past from classroom experiences. DeVos may have difficult opposition, but her ideas are viable and sensible, and there are many who do support her so let us hope for the sake of our children that some of Betsy’s ideas are put into practice. Check this article from New York Post.