The back-to-school season contains a lot of excitement and certainly cost parents a lot in school supplies, but was it also comes a certain degree of doubt. Students are unsure of what type of learning environment they will be exposed to in the coming year. If they were to receive a teacher who is less than enthusiastic about the job, then they may not receive a quality education. There aren’t a lot of other faculty members for them to fall back on should this be the case because many qualities trained staff is moving to private institutions where they are able to grow vocationally. Betsy DeVos saw this problem coming from the very beginning, it has been growing exponentially in recent years.
The reason education is so important to Betsy DeVos is because she has recently been appointed the Secretary of Education. One of the biggest things that she is interested in overhauling within the system is the lack of uniformity between different institutions. On top of that, the United States has fallen when it comes to academia. Students that are enrolled in public schools today are performing poorly when compared to their overseas counterparts. This decline is only going to continue as the years go by if administrators refuse to acknowledge that there is a problem.
Betsy DeVos believes that she has the answer to the problem, and she believes that that answer is in the advocacy for school choice. School choice is a major issue for most politicians nowadays. There seem to be two types of parents, those who are interested in expanding their children’s academic horizons and those that are content with the way that things have always been. Unfortunately, when people refuse to change the behavior that they have become used to they will stagnate. The biggest problem with the stagnation is that it is happening with their children, innocents in all of this.
Betsy DeVos has offered a myriad of options for people who want to challenge these long-held beliefs. A favorite seems to be private institutions that function with the help of public support. In order to apply for this additional public support, Betsy DeVos believes that the nation should funnel money away from public school systems and into these private institutions. Not only will this strengthen the private schools, but it will force the public-school systems to address the glaring problems in their administrations.
On a recent visit to a magnet school located in Florida, Betsy DeVos was impressed to find students that were flourishing under the guidance of the well-trained staff. This gave her encouragement for the future of this type of learning. Betsy DeVos will continue to be a champion for children who are suffering subpar education. She sees that there needs to be some degree of change in all systems throughout the country and she is willing to push for it. She is far from the meek personality that people automatically assume she is, she has been fighting for this cause for much of her career and she will make a difference.
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