There are few people in the United States of America who can accurately point to what is going wrong with America’s public school system. Despite all of the money being shoveled into the system, America continues to rank towards the middle of the pack in actual results. Betsy DeVos, the newest Secretary of Education in the USA, has ideas as to how to fix what is so broken about the American school system. As a newcomer to national politics, Betsy DeVos is coming into Washington D.C. equipped with the confidence and courage to try an outsider’s approach to fixing a fundamental establishment problem. Despite all of the money being poured into schooling, Betsy DeVos knows that there’s a better way.
Betsy Devos came to Washington D.C. at the behest of President Donald Trump and the GOP. For decades she had established herself in the state of Michigan as one of the most prominent conservative voices in the realm of education reform. DeVos established herself as someone who saw a path to fixing the United State’s education system and she prided herself on enacting real action that saw viable results. We are talking, of course, about Betsy DeVos’s work with educational choice, a platform that was originally crafted by the writer Milton Friedman.
Educational choice is a stark departure from the progressive approach to school reform. Rather than pouring money into the school system, Betsy DeVos believes that through education reform we will be able to find an affordable solution that focuses instead on parental freedom. Educational reform is all about taking public funding and spreading it around to private educational enterprises such as religious schools or charter schools. By funding alternative education options, Betsy DeVos and other conservative education reformation champions believe that they can rise the tide of all school systems.
The foundation of educational choice, at least in the eyes of Betsy DeVos, is all about the right to choose where your child might get their best education. For some children, public schooling simply isn’t the right choice. Why should these children be punished by a lack of federal funding just because they can’t learn as effectively in public school? Betsy DeVos believes that when you champion all learning institutions, you create an environment that is conducive to learning and alive with real curiosity. Her work with the Potter’s House Christian School is emblematic of the positivity that her approach brings.
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