The United States government has gone under a massive amount of change since the 2016 Presidential Election. The meteoric rise of Donald Trump to the White House will be something that political strategists talk about for decades. President Trump rose to prominence on an outsider campaign and he’ll look to continue operating from that perspective now that he’s in the White House. In order for President Trump to have continued success, he’ll have to lean on the other outsider members of his cabinet, including Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.
Betsy DeVos rose to prominence through her work in the sector of education. As a prominent GOP donor and a leader of the Michigan Republican Party, DeVos has been positioning herself for a political run for decades. From one of the most prominent families in all of Michigan, DeVos has virtually committed her life to craft the kind of longstanding change that most politicians only dream about. DeVos has been a vocal supporter of education reform from the conservative perspective. Now, DeVos will look to make her life’s work a reality with the support of President Trump.
Betsy DeVos was raised in Holland, MI. She grew up in a family of reformers and knew early on that she was going to spend her life committed to working for what she believes in. Betsy DeVos, alongside her husband, have been absolutely formative in the school choice movement. School choice is a concept that originated with Milton Friedman, a prominent right-wing author from the ’50s. Friedman’s work was originally relegated to the fringe of the political world but Betsy DeVos is managing to change the conversation.
School choice is all about creating opportunities for students by supporting all educational facilities. DeVos believes in supporting privately owned education facilities with federal tax dollars. The concept of school choice is all about putting more power back into the realm of the parents, particularly when it comes to choosing what works for their children. DeVos has had an incredible run as a private citizen when it comes to garnering attention for educational choice. Now, DeVos has a chance to make educational choice part of the national conversation.
Supported by President Trump and the modern GOP, Betsy DeVos is in a position to do what no other education reform champion has accomplished. As the leader of the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos has been flying all over the country in order to discuss the benefits of educational choice. She routinely flies to Florida in order to speak at prominent charter schools and DeVos has even been joined by people like Pitbull, the famous rapper. Betsy DeVos knows that her time is now if she wants to make school choice a reality.
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