Betsy DeVos is the newest United States Secretary of Education. She was appointed by President Donald Trump, because he believed in her expertise in the field of education. However, her appointment is marred with controversy as the senate vote for her confirmation ended in a tie. Half of the senate wanted her appointment to go through, while another half does not want her to become a part of the president’s cabinet. The tie required the vice president to step in, and he voted in favor of Betsy DeVos’ appointment. Betsy DeVos thanked everyone who believed in her, and now that she has been appointment as the new United States Secretary of Education, she promised that she will continue her causes and that she will make sure that all American children will be able to go to school.
Before becoming the United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos is known as a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur. Long before her appointment as a cabinet member, she is already helping the children in her home state by giving them school vouchers and letting them choose the school of their choice. This is her platform and vision for the American educational system – to give less fortunate children the chance to attend private schools, because she believes that they can learn more by attending public school alternatives and thus, become successful later in life. Many children and families across the state of Michigan benefited from the program, and the children which later graduated have become one of the most competitive in their own respective fields.
Betsy DeVos is also explaining how the freedom of school choice will help the children become successful. She admits that some of the American public schools are lacking the facility and the competency against other private schools, which is why she is giving the children a chance to select any alternative schools that they wanted to attend to learn. According to her, this is a temporary solution, because she will be doing her best to alleviate the level and the competency of public schools during her term. She is also looking into helping poor and struggling college students, by giving them assistance and working with a student loan firm for a trillion dollar loan program.
Coming from one of the richest clans in the United States, Betsy DeVos married Dick DeVos, also from a wealthy family. Together, they used their riches to help people especially those who are living in their home state of Michigan. Betsy DeVos founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation which aims to help people who are in need. They are helping causes which are conservative in nature, like Christian schools and Christian missionaries, and at the same time, helping other civilian facilities like hospitals, museums, and research centers.
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