It is in my opinion that Betsy DeVos is a highly qualified candidate for Secretary of Education for the Trump Administration. I don’t feel that all the negative press she has had to endure is justified or grounded on by any logic. I feel that her approach of more freedom to educational choice is to the benefit of the next generation with the rapid progression of the internet.
Betsy DeVos is a member of the Republican Party and has lengthy background for advocating for new education policies, which includes the school vouchers for private schools. Through the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation she has donated $139 million collectively over the years since its establishment in 1989. These contributions focus primarily on furthering education, community, arts, leadership and justice for institutions such as: hospitals, health research, art organizations, evangelical missions, Christian schools and conservative, free market think-tanks. I believe these philanthropic actions could be the proper structure the education system may need to bring up the graduation rate and lower the drop-out rate.
DeVos is a member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education which is known for introducing policy changes to the current school system since 2007. Devos has also served for the Alliance for School as well as the Action Institute; she currently heads the All Children Matter political action committee. These organizations aim to “promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.”
I feel that the people of this nation knows that something is wrong with the current school system and they feel that is just the way it is, with Betsy DeVos plans to lessen the control of the State on education of the youth and bring back other means of obtaining education. It seems that the current system just churns out our children for the future potential gains and does not focus on building and shaping children into being individuals or capable of free thought. DeVos has long, arduous road ahead of her if she is to revitalize the school system, we should not be an added obstacle when we haven’t allowed her to perform at her optimal level. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.