Betsy DeVos is a woman changing the face of the American education system. Hailing from Michigan, Betsy currently serves as the Minister of Education of the United States, under the rule of President Donald Trump. Since the beginning of her career, Betsy has worked hard to changing the education system for the betterment of the children of America and the Society. Her efforts have created quite an impact on the ways schools function all over the country.
One of the reasons why Betsy is known for her efforts in education was because of the School Charter Movement. Betsy was at the very center of this movement, leading the charge for reforms to be put into place. She felt that the public education system is the country was not living up to the expectations that the people had for it, with children bearing the brunt of it all. She, therefore, took it upon herself to change this, lobbying for the use of taxpayers bills to upgrade the system. She believed that that is one of the best ways to use the money that the government collects, which can benefit the American society the most. According to the plan that she wanted to put in place, all public schools will be put into the hands of private owners. Since these private owners are people with big business, they know how to successfully run a large organization and institution, which can create the change that she wanted to implement. Check this article from NYPost.
However, that wasn’t the only change that Betsy wanted to bring about in the face of the American education system. She soon realized that the reason parents were putting their children into sub-par schools were because they didn’t have the right information in place to know any better. Schools in America aren’t like hotels where you can just Google to see their ratings. Since there was no scale in place to rate schools, parents can’t know which schools are ideal to put their children into. Betsy, therefore, started a movement which would make schools all over the country undergo a testing mechanism. The results of the test would be in the form of grades, whose information would be released to the people and parents when they are enrolling their children in schools. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com.
Along with her husband Dick DeVos, Betsy DeVos started up a foundation to help students get better education opportunities. The foundation offers scholarships to students who are deserving but can’t afford a better quality of teaching. With the scholarships that the foundation offers them, they can enroll in a private school, to better develop their skills and talents. The foundation also provides scholarships to students who complete their MBA in a few select universities that the organization has partnered with.