There has been an almost uncontrollable evolution in Washington D.C. over the past year. The rise of Donald Trump as a populist candidate for the Republican party has fundamentally shaken the way that the United States works and is perceived by the world at large. Donald Trump’s rise from reality TV host/real estate investor up to the highest office in the world was one that nobody could have seen coming. Now, President Trump is committed to continuing the evolution that he began in our nation’s capital by bringing in outsider politicians to help helm some of the most important jobs in the country. Among those positions and among those hires was Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing was unlike anything the world of Washington D.C. had seen in years. DeVos struggled during her hearing which gave the false impression that she was some sort of political lightweight, ready or willing to be pushed around by other more seasoned political operatives. As DeVos was confirmed and has held the position for the past year, this has proven to be anything but the truth. DeVos continues to grow into her position and people are starting to fully realize that the former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party is here not only to stay, but also to get things done. Let’s take a closer look at how Betsy DeVos is revolutionizing the American educational system while also touting her principles.
Betsy DeVos was born and raised in a small community in Michigan. It was here that DeVos helped to cultivate the foundation that she would base her political career on. DeVos formulated her political outlook by basing it off of her religion and her traditional conservative upbringing. DeVos would eventually make her way to Calvin College where she’d sharpen her mind as a potential political operative. DeVos would fall in love with the work of Milton Friedman and his ideas regarding freedom from government meddling involving education. DeVos would take Friedman’s writings and make it palatable for the masses and in doing so become one of the most vocal and important figures in the march for school choice.
Nowadays, Betsy DeVos is continuing her fight for school choice while in the highest educational office in the country. DeVos has a chance to really change and evolve the way the education system works in America and her work is only getting started. Learn more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/04/06/what-is-education-secretary-betsy-devos-doing-with-the-rapper-pitbull-in-miami/?utm_term=.dac9eddf93b8