No one values the cost of a good education more than the current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. A quick look into her vocational aspirations will show that has put a lot of time and effort into the creation of programs that assist parents and students with the concept of “school choice”. She is considered by many to be one of the leading authorities on the school choice movement. People all over the country look to her for her keen advice on what they should do to help further their children’s education. She remains an outstanding public figure proving the point that sometimes it is better to challenge what we have grown accustomed to and fight for a new type of future.
Betsy DeVos began her career in the education field while living in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While there she met many families and school officials who were disillusioned by the inner workings of the public school system. They spent much of their time lobbying for change within the systems, but Betsy DeVos saw a different type of solution. She believed that the system was flawed but one of the major problems that it had was that it remained unchallenged. She believed that the inclusion of charter schools and private schools would push the public-school system into some sort of action. Regardless of their action, she believed that these alternative types of education would allow students to receive a more well-rounded approach to their education.
It’s no secret that the teachers and faculty members of public-school systems are overstretched. This is one of the reasons why much of the outstanding talent that once resided in these institutions are moving to charters schools and private schools. They are looking for better working conditions. What parent would want their children going to a school that is considered to be a subpar work environment? Children are being placed in a position where their teachers are not the best and they are not learning correctly. Betsy DeVos explains in her past interview with PhilanthropyRoundtable that her desire to overhaul the system is one of necessity. She believes that eventually the public-school system will become obsolete and her goal to increase the interest in school choice will become the norm.
With individuals such as Betsy DeVos so dedicated to the educational system, there is no doubt that it will continue to flourish in the future. While the American students of this time do not perform at the same standard as their international counterparts they do have a brighter future ahead of them. Betsy DeVos and many other public figures have visited these alternative schools in an attempt to increase their visibility to the public. Parents need not worry about cost as Betsy DeVos is working on ways to help offset it with tax breaks and scholarship promotions. The major choice that Betsy DeVos wants from parents now is for them to make the choice to move their children to better education facilities and help found their future.
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