If you were to sit down with the newest Secretary of Education of the United States, Betsy DeVos, you would quickly come to realize that there are new opportunities to solve old problems. Betsy DeVos was the first choice of President Trump for the role of Secretary of Education. President Trump, along with the modern conservative movement, knows that an outsider’s perspective on politics might be the most important perspective of all, especially when it comes to bringing reformation back to the people of the country. Let’s learn a little bit about Betsy DeVos as well as what path she is going to take in order to bring reform to America’s school system.
Betsy DeVos has spent the past thirty years working tirelessly in order to prop up Milton Friedman’s concept of educational choice. Friedman originally penned ‘The Role of Government in Education’ back in the ’50s and since then the profound quality of the writing has only been amplified. Of course, Friedman’s work would have largely been lost to history had Betsy DeVos chosen to overlook it. Instead, DeVos took his writing to heart and she has been spreading his messages ever since. In fact, due to Betsy DeVos’s devotion to the cause, school choice has spread throughout 17 states, including the District of Columbia, and into 33 publicly funded, private educational facilities. More than a quarter of a million students are now receiving education through school choice facilities.
As the newest Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will be able to point to her success with school choice as a private citizen as proof that her concept can work. School choice gives conservatives a real movement to envelop themselves in when it comes to education and that is something that cannot be undersold. With a full Presidential mandate on her shoulders, as well as the support of the GOP, Betsy DeVos will be spending the next several years spreading the reality of school choice around the country. From Florida to Washington D.C., and everywhere in between, Betsy DeVos will be working to make sure that people know that there is a better path to education reform than a blank check.
Betsy DeVos was raised in Michigan and born in a small Dutch community in the town of Holland. She is married to Dick DeVos, a former Republican candidate for Governor. Betsy and Dick DeVos have spent decades personally reforming Michigan.
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