Betsy DeVos has been working within the educational system in the United States long enough to understand there are many problems that need to be fixed. Today’s public school system in the country is facing many difficulties as violence and other issues are becoming more widespread. Families in the U.S. simply want other options, but it has been an uphill battle to help support these families. Many politicians do not want to pass legislation that would allow public funds to be diverted to cover some of the costs of private schools and charter schools. DeVos has been working hard to pass this exact kind of legislation, and while she has made a lot of progress, she knows she still has plenty of work to do.
Betsy DeVos would like to see a paradigm change in the United States. As it stands, there is an idea that young students should attend a school that is chosen for them based on the zip code of where their home is located. Along with many others who support families in the USA, she would like to see a growing acceptance of charter schools as an alternative option to public schooling. One of the main issues standing in the way of this is the cost of charter schools. While public schools cost nothing for families because they are paid for by taxes, charter schools are not supported by taxes. DeVos, along with others, would like to see an educational system that supports these kinds of schools along with public schools.
Betsy DeVos was recently asked during an interview to talk about other kinds of schooling methods she finds acceptable. She revealed that she is open to many different forms of education and is hoping that there will be laws passed that can help families to make their own choice as to where their kids receive an educations. DeVos supports homeschooling, digital schooling, blended learning, magnet schools, and private schools as alternatives to charter schools and public schools. She feels that we are living in a new age and that it is silly to not use everything that is available to us now. She recently commented that she believes that digital learning is a perfectly good idea because most children are being exposed to digital technology when they are very young nowadays.
Betsy DeVos has always walked the walk instead of simply talking a big game. She has donated a lot of her own money to educational causes and charities that she supports. Before becoming the secretary of education for the USA, she had to open the books of her charitable organization. After doing so, it was revealed that the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation has been donating millions of dollars to the educational sector for many years.
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