Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


September 24, 2018

Betsy DeVos: The Rich Education Opportunities in America

As technology advances, there is one sector of the population that continues to operate behind the curve. Schoolchildren that are enrolled in public facilities are not receiving the type of education that has been promised to them and their parents. Instead, they are being taught just enough information to pass standardized tests. Often, children leave school feeling frustrated and angry with themselves because they were not able to maintain a certain grade. The problem is not with the student but with how they are being tested. Teachers need to embrace the education process in an entirely different way in order to help children learn.

 

One person that truly understands the trials and tribulations of children within the public school system is Betsy DeVos. While Betsy DeVos is a currently the Secretary of Education she has also spent much of her career following the education trends in the public sector. Her goal has been to educate parents about the alternative options that are available to them when it comes to their children. Instead of feeling trapped in a public school she wants parents to look at the overwhelming amount of options that are available to them. Even homeschooling can prove to be a fruitful endeavor for parents that are able to put in the necessary time. Virtual schools operate for many districts and allow parents to partake in the education process better than they ever have before.

 

Betsy DeVos spoke with Philanthropy Roundtable previous to her appointment as Secretary of Education. Her views in that interviewer close to the views that she holds today. She is proven on multiple occasions that she is a fighter and she will work for her students. She takes the position that she has been appointed to very seriously. She looks at herself as a guardian of the education system in America. For many people, they believe that this is an appointment that would require her to support the public school system but Betsy DeVos has made it clear that she is in support of education as a whole. If the public school system is not working then she wants parents to enroll their children in programs that are working. Her main goal has always been to further the advancement of the children under her care and subsequently the future of America.

 

It can be a very daunting task to look at an entire public school system on a national basis and call for an overhaul. Betsy DeVos wants parents to understand that an overhaul may come too late for their children and alternative education can be a way out for them. Charter schools and private schools offer scholarships that may allow students to attend them regardless of their parents’ financial resources. This can allow them to adequately compete with their peers while enjoying the process of education. Overall, it is the goal of Betsy DeVos to make sure that parents are finding a niche that is appropriate for their children. The school system in the public sector may be in a little bit of a decline but she believes that there are still rich education opportunities across America.

 

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