When you talk about the United States Government in 2018, you can’t get around a discussion centered on the work of President Donald Trump. Donald Trump rose to acclaim during the 2016 Presidential election campaign due to his rhetoric and outsider perspective on politics. While President Trump may be the engine that is keeping the American government moving toward reformation, we are far more interested in the work being done by his capable cabinet members. While there are many famous names and faces on President Trump’s cabinet, we are far more interested in the work being done by a political newcomer, Betsy DeVos.
Betsy DeVos rose swiftly in Michigan’s political scene thanks to her ability to cut to the core of a concept and her utmost faith in her stances. DeVos is probably most well known for her stance on conservative education reform and, more specifically, the concept of school choice. School choice is a popular conservative stance in regards to education reform but it wasn’t always that way. In fact, without Betsy DeVos, we doubt that there would be any prominent movement for school choice taking shape in America. Let’s dig deeper into school choice, the work of Betsy DeVos, and what it all means.
Betsy DeVos realized early on in life that she wanted to help bring reformation to somewhere that needed it. If you talked to any parent in America you’d likely find that most of them have issues with the current state of public education. While we dump money into the system, results never seem to change. At some point, a different approach to school reformation needs to be taken. This is where Betsy DeVos and her reformative mindset come into play.
As a reformer, a title that her entire family wears proudly, Betsy DeVos believes in taking a new approach to an old problem. As the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will be attempting to bring school choice into the public curriculum by championing the positive aspects of the position. School choice places more funding int he hands of alternative educational facilities such as charter schools or religious schools. By supporting these institutions with federal money, parents will be able to choose from many different educational opportunities so that their kids will get the teaching that they need in the environment that most naturally fits them. This position was originally championed by Milton Friedman in the ’50s but through thirty years of hard work, Betsy DeVos has brought it to America in 2018.
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