Betsy DeVos is a woman who has been working to serve the educational needs of American families for many years. She is now the Secretary of Education for the United States and is continuing to work towards the best interests of children of the nation. She has been working in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan for quite some time, and the people who call the city their home have been having a hard time understanding the way that the media has portrayed the woman they know so well. During her confirmation hearings, her interviewers were very hard on her and tried to make her appear unprepared and ignorant of the details that need to be focused on in order to improve the educational system in the U.S.A.
Betsy DeVos was raised in Holland, Michigan where she attended the Christian Reformed Church and studied at a private Christian high school. She continued her education at Calvin College and became very interested in the politics on campus at that time. Her interest in educational choice motivated to work hard to change legislation in the state of Michigan after she graduated from the college where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics. Her hard work payed off for the state of Michigan, which now has laws on the books that allow public funds to pay for the tuition of children who attend private and charter schools.
Her initial foray into the world of Washington D.C. politics saw her being forced into the spotlight as president Trump rescinded the federal policy that allowed transgender students to choose which bathroom they used. While she was unsure about the president’s decision, she didn’t show it publicly, and this made some people question if she would stand as her own woman or go along with everything the administration desired. This will not be the case as many people in Michigan already know.
Betsy DeVos has always been very civil in public, and she has shown respect to her political opponents. On the other hand, she has also never backed down from them and continues to stand up for what she believes in. Mike Cox, a former state attorney general and a Republican, commented that she has given a lot of politicians and opponents a run for their money as she has proved to be a woman who sticks to her guns in the face of pressure. Even Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, who doesn’t agree with Betsy DeVos’s politics, revealed that she is a dangerous opponent. Betsy DeVos has already helped to make Detroit the home of the greatest concentration of charter schools in any given area and has helped to make Florida a place where educational choice is a top priority. As soon as DeVos became the Secretary of Education for the U.S.A., she got to work by visiting many different schools in Florida and even appeared with the rapper Pitbull during a visit to a charter school he started up.
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