Betsy DeVos was brought into Washington D.C. in order to continue President Donald Trump’s campaign promise of draining the swamp. Handpicked by the GOP, Betsy DeVos made here way through her Senate hearing despite a divisive reception from critics on both sides of the aisle. Since taking her position atop the Department of Education, DeVos has instilled a sense of confidence in the post that has rarely been seen from conservatives. Betsy DeVos established herself a long time ago as a champion of reformation and for the past thirty years, she has been working toward her position as Secretary of Education. Now, DeVos is in line to make changes happen in a real, tangible way.
When Betsy DeVos assumed her position atop the Department of Education, there was a sense around D.C. that she would be just another figure in the background of President Trump’s controversial yet effective cabinet. Despite her reputation for being a fighter, borne over years of hard work in the state of Michigan, DeVos was considered something of an underdog as she took her position. DeVos was quick to make that notion a distant memory as she became an immediate impact player for conservative education reform. As a champion for the voucher school system and school choice, DeVos has fought for years to bring reformation to center stage when so many people on both sides of the political aisle have been resistant to it. Her bulldog-like tenacity has made her one of the few people that have gotten to make a difference in a relatively short time in Washington D.C.
In Washington D.C., Betsy DeVos is already earning herself a reputation as a political fight and activist. She has already called meetings with heads of the major teacher’s unions whereupon she has impressed people like Randi Weingarten. Weingarten has called here both personable and dangerous while underlining the fact that DeVos is not someone that should be underestimated. Betsy DeVos has been working earnestly in order to bridge the gap between the right and left when it comes to education reform but she is going to be facing one of the most divided political climates of all time during her efforts.
The core of what Betsy DeVos is attempting to do will revolve around moving federal tax dollars toward the traditional public school system. Her goal will be to steer tax dollars toward private institutions, such as religious and charter schools, in order to give them the same federal support that public schools have known. The conservative idea of school choice essentially puts power back into the hands of parents by not punishing them for pursuing education outside of the traditional public school environment that most children attend.
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