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Betsy DeVos Advocates for Alternative Education Options

by Chris Holden - June 28th, 2019.
Filed under: Education Reformer.

Betsy DeVos is the leader of the Department of Education. Ever since being nominated by President Donald Trump for the position of Secretary of Education, DeVos has been working hard in order to bring her Reformation-based ways to the White House. DeVos hales from a small Dutch community in Michigan, and she belongs to the Prince family dynasty. Alongside her husband, Dick DeVos, Betsy DeVos has become a power player in the world of politics. Now, the right-hand of President Trump, Betsy DeVos is gearing up for what could be the most important two years of her career. With the 2020 Presidential Election around the corner, Betsy DeVos knows that now is the time to make her move.

 

For years, Betsy DeVos worked in the private sector in order to establish herself as a true education reformer. Raised on the concepts that Milton Friedman wrote about, DeVos quickly became a school choice champion. Over the past three decades, Betsy DeVos has helped to evolve the public perception of charter schools, voucher systems, and school choice institutions. Fundamentally, Betsy DeVos believes in supporting all educational facilities with federal tax dollars. Instead of pushing tax dollars toward the public school system, Betsy DeVos is all-in on supporting alternative education environments. This stance has made DeVos enormously popular among the conservative crowd, but she is having increased difficulty reaching the other side of the aisle. Having said that, Betsy DeVos knew that she would be operating in one of the most extreme political environments in recent memory.

 

Despite her relative lack of experience as a high-level politician, Betsy DeVos does come to Washington D.C. with plenty to brag about on her resume. Betsy DeVos is the leader of the Michigan Republican Party. DeVos is also on the board of several national non-profits that are dedicated to reforming the public school system. For Betsy DeVos, working in the field of education has been a lifelong dream, and now she’ll get to put all of her energy and experience on display. With that being said, DeVos knows that the next couple of years will not be easy for her. Fortunately, DeVos isn’t someone that is known for being pushed around.

 

In the state of Michigan, the DeVos family name carries some serious weight. Betsy and Dick DeVos have helped to essentially form the city of Grand Rapids into what it is today. Through philanthropic work, entrepreneurial outreach, and their own political maneuvering, the DeVos family name has come to carry serious clout in the region. DeVos has cut her teeth on the state level of politics for decades. Now, President Trump will be relying on Betsy DeVos to do more of the same while serving in his cabinet.

 

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