Betsy DeVos: Where Your Child Goes to School Is Your Choice

Betsy DeVos is the current Secretary of Education under the reign of Pres. Donald Trump, but she is so much more than that. She is an exceptional political figure, and impeccable businessperson, and a reliable role model for women all over the country who are interested in furthering their own causes. She started out like many people do, at the bottom. It is true that she is the heir to a vast fortune, but she thought that her time would be best served to help to change the policies in the United States when it comes to education. She quickly established herself as a notable figure in her home state of Michigan, earning a seat on their board of education. While they are she pushed for implementation of school choice programs and scholarship initiatives that would ensure that children of lower income could take advantage of those programs.

 

As she continued her career, she served as Chairwoman of the Republican party for Michigan which is where her love of education and politics begin to overlap. In this role, she started making her public aware of the fact that she believed that school choice would be the future of America. She knew that students all over the country were suffering through a subpar education, she had seen it when working with the Department of Education for Michigan. Many schools were caught in a vicious cycle where teachers would leave, students would fail, and funding would fall. This would repeat constantly until schools were essentially babysitters for children while their parents were at work. This flies against the entire reason why children are sent to school, to begin with.

 

Now that the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos is touring the country to visit charter schools too are showing promise. She recently visited a charter school in Florida with pop star Pitbull to speak at SLAM!. This charter school system is located in Miami Florida and caters exclusively to girls. It has become a very important steppingstone for girls that seek to occupy leadership roles and other lucrative positions in their future. It has drawn the interest of many notable political figures such as the first lady of the United States Melania Trump and even Queen Rania of Jordan. This charter school system is actually one that has been started by artist Pitbull as an attempt to bring a better school system to these children.

 

While in Florida she also visited many other charter schools to get a read on how they are positively affecting the populations that they serve. She found that many of them have garnered a large degree of success and she hopes that they continue to do so in the future. She is also seen increased success in Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, and many other states who are deciding to follow suit. It is her hope that in the future these schools will become commonplace and a viable solution to the problems that are growing within the public school sector. Where your child goes to school is your choice.

 

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