Betsy DeVos has the experience in education that she needs to get the job done and is a political fighter. A graduate of Holland Christian High School and Calvin College in Michigan, the new Secretary of Education hopes to bring her values to the office. The hearing regarding her appointment also took on a new dimension when she was asked about the place of weapons in schools.
This subject is a debate that has been raging since the Sandy Hook Primary School shooting in 2012. DeVos suggested, based on an example in Wyoming, that firearms should be allowed in some cases for students to defend themselves. She cited the example of a rural school that needed a gun to protect itself from potential wild animals.
Many people believe that Betsy DeVos is a reformist and that she will make a great Secretary of Education for our children. That brings us to some conclusions as Betsy DeVos intends to promote a reformist educational system at the national level. Her reformist projects have also won over Donald Trump, who had promised during his campaign to reallocate billions of dollars in federal funds to the development of private schools.
The U.S. Senate also confirmed the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education. However, it must be said that Betsy Devos is probably the most reformist-oriented of the department heads appointed by the American president. On the other hand, the supporters of Betsy DeVos maintain that the arrival of this “outsider” represents the best chance of reforming America’s deficient educational system, as it lags behind other developed countries in many ways.
As Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will have to manage a multi-billion dollar student loan fund. Therefore, she will have the ability to put her new ideas into practice. Remember, education is a state and city responsibility, both for curricula and for the hiring of teachers. Betsy DeVos now has a clear field to employ her novel ideas. Staunch Protestants, the DeVos couple are politically very influential in their state of Michigan, near the Great Lakes.
Proposed by President Donald Trump to occupy the post of Secretary of Education, last November 23, the choice of the Republican billionaire DeVos has been debated extensively. The Senate confirmed the appointment of the new US Secretary of State for Education on Tuesday 7 February. Her husband was a candidate for governor in 2006. The Republican Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is the wife of the billionaire Dick DeVos, whose father founded Amway in 1959, a direct sales company that became multinational.
She is probably one of the most reformist members of Donald Trump’s team. Also, as authorized by the Constitution, it was the Vice-President, Mike Pence, who brought the decisive vote to approve her in the Senate. Her goal is to help the United States to adopt new methods for its schools over the next few years. Unfortunately, the American educational system has fallen behind when it comes to international rankings of reading and mathematics examinations.
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