You don’t have to be a political science major to realize that the world of American politics has been turned upside down and directly onto its head. Starting with the 2016 election campaign of Donald Trump, Washington D.C. has been put into a position it has never been before: outsiders are running the show and real change is coming as a result. Donald Trump campaigned on bringing an outsider perspective to Washington D.C. and many people assumed that it would be solely through his own eyes. Instead, the nomination of Betsy DeVos to the Secretary of Education position would rock the world. DeVos is the ultimate political outsider with zero federal experience to her name. Her nomination to the position was railed against by Democrats but she still was confirmed. Now, Betsy DeVos is seeking to turn Washington D.C. on its head once again by bringing tangible education reform to the people who so desperately need it.
Betsy DeVos grew up with the title of ‘reformer’ ingrained into her mind. Her entire family has spent their lives focused on reforming the community and world around them through philanthropic outreach and commercial enterprises. Her brother, Erik Prince, is a prominent security contractor overseas while her husband is heir to the Amway organization’s massive fortune. Despite the wealth around her, Betsy DeVos isn’t one to shy away from getting involved with the actual work of a project. DeVos has spent more than 30 years steadfast and focused on spreading education reform to communities throughout the United States of America. As a result, she has brought the topic of educational choice into the mainstream lexicon and she has given conservatives everywhere a type of reformation that they can believe in.
Educational choice is, at its core, all about freedom and that is a conservative position that is paramount above all. Educational choice, or school choice as it is sometimes referred to, was popularized initially by Milton Friedman back in the 1950’s. Since then, Betsy DeVos has taken the concept and pushed it more into the public sphere by touting the efficacy of the program to anyone who would listen. From her hands-on work with the Potter’s House Christian School to her activity in various educational charity foundations, including Kid’s Hope USA, Betsy DeVos has made the concept almost her own and people are starting to take notice.
As the Secretary of Education, in order to supply school choice as a viable option to the government, DeVos is going to have to navigate the entire country touting the benefits. From schools in Florida to those in Michigan, Betsy DeVos will be tirelessly pushing for education reform that average American voters can believe in and hope for.
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