Betsy DeVos Is The School Choice Champion

We are living in increasingly divided times. The 2016 Presidential Campaign showed through and through that America is experiencing a partisan divide that might be hard to heal. With that being said, everyone can rally around the idea that children deserve better educational opportunities no matter which side of the political spectrum it is that you fall on. For Betsy DeVos, the newest Secretary of Education in our nation’s capital, her goal will be to harness that goodwill toward education in order to turn it into a true educational revolution. Let’s learn about Betsy DeVos and her goals.


Betsy DeVos grew up believing that education reformation was the most important single topic that she could focus on in her career. After attending Calvin College, Betsy DeVos had learned of the writings of Milton Friedman and had come to revere his work on ‘The Role Of Government In Education’. This paper would essentially lay the groundwork and first ‘principled case’ for educational choice in the history of the country. It was this work that Betsy DeVos would hold dear as she entered into the public spotlight in order to fight for education reform. For the past 30 years, Betsy DeVos has been publicly raising the profile of educational choice while simultaneously becoming a champion for the concept as a result.


Betsy DeVos has served on a wide array of committees and boards for a variety of foundations. Betsy DeVos has served on the Kids Hope USA PAC, the Foundation for Excellence in Education and even the Mars Hill Bible Church. All of these charitable foundations are focused on the exact same thing: bringing reform to the field of education so that children can profit from the results. Now, in Washington D.C., Betsy DeVos has the most powerful educational job in the world and you can bet that she is going to do everything in her power to continue forward with her goals.


In Washington D.C., Betsy DeVos is going to have to do battle with old established members of both political parties. While newcomers typically struggle coming into Washington D.C., Betsy DeVos has shown time and again that she is as much a public fighter as she is a private one. Betsy DeVos has already proven herself to people like President Trump and State AG Mike Cox and now she will get the chance to do it to the rest of Washington D.C.


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