In February 2017, Betsy DeVos made the move from education reform activist to a part of the new mainstream in U.S. politics, which is a move I believe could lead to a new era of growth and success in the American public school system. Ever since my own children reached school age I have begun to take an active interest in the education system and became an actively interested parent fighting for education reform in my own state; even in the early days of my own interest in education reform the name Betsy DeVos was a name I heard on many different occasions as the groups she financially backed and headed moved to help students achieve as much as possible.Before President Trump appointed Betsy DeVos to the position of Secretary of Education I had already been impressed by the level of success she had achieved as a reformer seeking to develop school choice and voucher systems that placed the power of choice in the hands of parents and families of individual students.
As I began my own research into the education reform movement and began looking at areas where charter schools and school choice programs were in place I was impressed with the high level of programs already in place as early as 2013 when more than 15 states had already begun their own school choice and voucher programs.Like most parents, I first became aware of the limitations of the U.S. public school system when my own children were born and I learned the zip code we were located in playing a major role in where my own daughters would attend school.Much like Betsy DeVos, I believe my children should not be limited by the location of our home and forced to attend a school that may not provide the best educational experience for my family.
As the name, Betsy DeVos kept on popping up as I fought to give my own children the best options available to get the best possible education I decided I should discover more about the woman fighting to assist my children in becoming as educated as possible.The information I discovered shocked me as I was not aware of the many years of educational experience Secretary DeVos has completed in her life. Mrs. DeVos’ mother was herself a public school teacher and inspired the Holland, Michigan born heir to the Prince Industries brand to become an in-school advocate for at-risk students within the Michigan public school system; the development of the Detroit-based charter schools system that has improved results for students on a regular basis since its inception a few short years ago.
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