When Betsy DeVos first became the secretary of education for the United States, she got right to work on making the country’s educational system stronger. Of course, it didn’t take long before she was embroiled in controversy. President Trump made a decision to rescind a federal policy that allowed transgender students to use any bathroom at school they wanted, so long as it matched their gender identity. DeVos decided to meet with a transgender and gay employee representative from the department of education to let them know what was about to happen. One of her aides let the representative know that DeVos had opposed the decision made by Trump. The problem was that DeVos never gave any sign while in public that she disagreed with the administration.
This caused some people to wonder if Betsy DeVos would be able to handle the rough and tumble of politics in Washington. Others didn’t even bat an eye because they know how the woman from Michigan operates. The thing is, DeVos is usually civil in public, but she never backs down from a fight. Politicians in Michigan have learned that she uses her wealth to get rid of those who oppose her and to reward those who stand with her. While she has little to no experience in Washington D.C., those who are familiar with her believe she will be comfortable there in no time. Even her political opponents have commented that she is not a woman to be underestimated.
Betsy DeVos grew up in Holland, Michigan and has been a large part of efforts to reform America’s educational system for many years. She is married to Dick DeVos, who has joined her in the fight to fix the school system in the United States. Together, they have helped to get legislation passed that has helped many economically challenged students, and they have also helped to get government officials elected, who favor educational choice.
While Betsy DeVos has many opponents who disagree with her, she also has many allies who have fought by her side for years. Many of her opponents have come out publicly and admitted that DeVos is a down to earth woman who is very loved in Michigan. While they may not agree with her politics, they do respect her, and many of her detractors have even warned others to not underestimate her abilities.
Betsy DeVos is now responsible for ensuring that children in the U.S. have access to a solid education no matter what their background is. This is what she has done all of her life, and she is glad to be able to continue her mission on a grander scale. DeVos believes that every student in America has the right to have access to the same opportunities as every other student in the nation. She has supported educational choice for years, which is a philosophy that supports legislation that helps to cover the tuition costs of private schools and charter schools. It has done very well in states like Florida, Louisiana, and Indiana, and DeVos hopes to add more states to that list very soon.
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