Betsy DeVos Makes A Stand By Fighting For The Rights Of Students In AmericaAugust 15, 2019 - Author: steph - No Comments
Betsy DeVos currently serves as the educational secretary for the United States, but before she was confirmed in, she dealt with a bit of controversy. DeVos isn’t a stranger to controversy as she has been fighting against the powers that be for many years to make important changes in the school system in the U.S. It is her desire to see charter schools and private schools on equal ground with public schools. As it is, families in the USA have to pay out of their pockets in order to send their kids to a school outside of the public school system. She has been working hard to push through important pieces of legislation in many states that allow public funds to be diverted in order to aid low income families in need.
The controversy began when president Trump decided to rescind a federal policy, created in the Obama era, that had been allowing transgender students to use any bathroom at school they wanted. Betsy DeVos had set up a meeting with a representative of transgender and gay employees from the department of education to warn them about what was on the way. It was reported that an aide of hers had told the representative that DeVos had fought against the president’s idea. Afterwards, she never gave any hint to the public that there was a disagreement between the president and herself. She was even present when it was announced that the policy would go into action during the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Betsy DeVos’s actions caused some people to feel unsure about her as a leader. In Michigan, and many other areas in the U.S., people did not even bat an eye. She has been known as a woman who stands up for what she believes, and this is the DeVos most people know. While many politicians are often unclear about their stances, she has always been known for her dedication and steadfastness as she has continued to fight for the educational freedom of students in her country. After becoming the secretary of education for the U.S., she immediately got to work by paying a visit to a charter school in her nation’s capital. She brought along Queen Rania of Jordan and first lady Melania Trump and had a lot of good things to say about the all-girls charter school.
Betsy DeVos was raised in Holland, Michigan. She currently serves as the chairman of the Windquest Group, which is an investment company that was created by her husband, Dick DeVos. She studied at Calvin College and received her bachelor’s degree in business economics there. Today, she continues to work with business leaders and lawmakers to make the changes in her nation she believes will best benefit students.
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