There is something completely entertaining about the current political climate, it seems that while each side is interested in tearing each other down they seem to neglect the issues that matter the most. But, within the midst of such unpleasant face-offs and accusations, there are politicians that care about how certain aspects of the country are being run. One of those politicians is the newly elected Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Betsy DeVos made it clear from the get-go that she was only interested in the facts of education. She did not accept her position to play a political game or advance her own motives, she spent every second of every day of her career in education fighting for an overhaul of the system. Now that she is the head of the education system, her motives are still just as pure.
Many people worry about those motives, however. They fear that her appointment will lead to the death of the public-school system. Those people do not understand that what Betsy DeVos is interested in doing is actually preserving the education system. If the education system is allowed to continue to run the way it is unchecked, it will fail. Parents fear any kind of change when it comes to education, they still hold onto the nostalgia of their youth, but in doing so they are damaging the future of their own children. Betsy DeVos urges parents to look at the actual content that their children are learning and ask their children how they feel about the education process. Many children may actually have frustrations they are afraid to vent because they do not want to draw their parents’ ire.
Betsy DeVos has never been shy about how she believes this problem should be resolved. She thinks that a more privatized solution education will become a catalyst for change within the public-school system. Instead of having a guaranteed attendance roster, these public-school systems will have to do more to earn their student populations. In this way, they’re being challenged to make the necessary changes to secure their funding. She actually details more of her believes in an interview that can be read through Philanthropy Roundtable. Betsy DeVos has never outright said that she wants the public-school system to perish, she simply wants them to do more to help their schoolchildren. In order to do that, it seems as though politicians and parents will have to do something drastic to move in the right direction.
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