Betsy DeVos: Giving Parents All the Options

When looking back at the career of Betsy DeVos one thing is very apparent she is passionate about the field of education and she always has been. Much of her work has been centered around creating an environment where children can truly express themselves and come into their own when it comes to their education. She hopes that her passion towards this type of education will help parents realize how important it is for them to make tough decisions for their children instead of allowing the government to arbitrarily decide where the children go depending on county lines. The problem with following this archaic system of education is that students are placed into situations where they are not able to flourish in the exact same way that they would be able to in a more private and.


Many people argue that because Betsy DeVos is the heiress to a vast fortune she is not in touch with of the general population. If anything, Betsy DeVos has spent much of her career looking for ways to help support the development of people of lower socioeconomic class. She even tells her interviewer at PhilanthropyRoundtable that her goal has always been to establish scholarship programs and other funds that will allow people from different financial backgrounds to attend school with those who have more financial resources. Her work will actually enable more people to have access to these private institutions.


In addition to the use of charter schools and private schools, Betsy DeVos has been a major proponent of homeschooling. She wants parents to to understand that they have the power to educate their children in a way that is appropriate for them. There are even homeschooling programs popping up all over the country that parents have been getting excited about. The work that Betsy DeVos has done for the education system is nothing short of miraculous. She has broken away from the traditional reliance on the federal education system and empowered parents to look at other versions of education. In a way, she is one of the truest examples of Secretary of Education because she is willing to look at all forms of education instead of supporting a portion of that industry that is clearly in decline. Children deserve to receive a form of education that will mean something to them as they age. Much of the information from public school seems to be lost maybe it’s about time that parents looked into other options.


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