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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