Betsy DeVos: Building a Future with School Choice Programs

Did your child ever tell you that they wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer? Chances are, you or your children have big dreams for the future. It might include a fancy job in an exciting city or maybe you just want them to be able to get by and be happy. The problem is that both of these dreams may not be entirely possible with the current state of the education system within America. Secretary of State Betsy DeVos spent her time before her appointment to this position advocating for an overhaul of the education system. She explains to Philanthropy Roundtable that now that she is in the position to make some of those changes, she has become more of an advocate for them. She sees the bigger picture when it comes to America’s children, and it is going to be within the school choice initiatives that she has been pushing for much of her career.

 

When talking about that fancy job that your child might want in the future, do you think it’s possible that they can gain the foundational knowledge and learning skills necessary from their public school system? While there are some students that can easily learn any type of information that they are given, there are other children that struggle to learn was in the standard learning style. They are just as smart as their counterparts, they simply need the material given to them in a different way. Unfortunately, the public school system is not adapted to these types of students or they are simply teaching in a way that will serve the most students at the same time. This is not a good standard of learning, and it definitely leaves a large portion of the American children behind when it comes to testing or any other types of standardized scoring.

 

Betsy DeVos explains that with school choice, parents can select the type of education that their children receive. They can look at facilities that are not centered around their school district, and possibly find something that is better for their children. This is an intriguing option for many parents who have children that struggle with their schoolwork every single day. Wouldn’t it be nicer for those parents to be able to enroll their children into a program where teachers have more time to address these specific issues and assist the children with the information in a way that is graspable to them?

 

She tells her interviewers that the prospects for school choice of never been better. Over 250,000 new students entered programs all over the country and express hope in their new programs. Parents to feel as though they have been given more of an option when it comes to their children’s goals. Perhaps, enrolling your child in a program that is centered around these types of goals will help them meet them. Children should be given every opportunity to prove themselves and become what their parents have always believed they can be. These programs will help them.

 

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Tony Petrello Early Education

Tony Petrello is a top corporate executive in the United States. He heads Nabors industries as the CEO. He joined this company in 1991 as the COO and became the CEO in 2011. The story of his growth is inspiring. To be a leader of a multinational such as Nabors Industries does not come easy. One must have shown the capability to deliver for the organization he or she is working for.

As CEO of Nabors, Tony Petrello was initially picked because he had demonstrated to Nabors that he could change the situation in the company. True to the projection of the management then, he has not disappointed. He has delivered for the company better than they could have guessed. However, to see what makes Tony Petrello productive, one needs to look at his life even before he joined Nabors Industries.

Tony Petrello was born in Newark, New Jersey. He attended public schools in the area since his parents could not afford to take him to a private school. According to his former classmates, he had an outgoing attitude. He was always willing to speak on subjects that were important to him. He was comfortable speaking his mind without caring whether others would judge him. Tony was also known for having a sense of humor. Whenever he had an opportunity to talk, he articulated his points in a way that stood out among the rest.

In high school, Tony Petrello became very popular for his ability in math. He was a genius who would spend tie writing equations that no other student could even fathom. He would not live in obscurity for a long time, his talent was noted by the Yale University who offered him an opportunity to study at their institution. He was awarded a scholarship to study a degree in mathematics and also be mentored by another math genius at the university known as Professor Serge Lang.

Together, they worked in proving various math formulas and penning math books in different subjects in math disciplines. They worked together until when Tony Petrello decided that he would no longer be pursuing mathematics, he dropped out and joined Harvard Law School. He, however, did not leave Yale University before making another remarkable achievement in his life. He met and married his wife, Cynthia. Today, Cynthia is one of the main supporters of his work in philanthropy. Together, they have worked on various philanthropic initiatives.

Read more: Mathematics, Law, Business, and Charity: The Unique American Dream of Tony Petrello