If there is one thing that you need to know about Betsy DeVos, the newest Secretary of Education in the United States government, it is that she is a complete fighter for what she believes in. While Betsy DeVos is certainly new to working with the government, this being her first federal position, she is certainly not new to fighting and championing what she believes in. Betsy DeVos has spent the past thirty years becoming the loudest voice in the fight for education reform around the country. DeVos herself has taken the works of Milton Friedman, penned on the importance of school choice, and made them once again relevant for a whole new generation of people. Now, as the Sec of Education, she will be given the tools to render large changes upon our country in order to change the future of education forever.
Donald Trump campaigned on changing Washington D.C. by getting rid of the ‘old guard’ and bring in fresh perspective. He championed the idea of getting rid of the ‘political dinosaurs‘ in Washington D.C. in order to give fresh perspective and opportunity to new people, like Betsy DeVos. Trump called it ‘draining the swamp’ and he has been working since day 1 to make that slogan a reality. Betsy DeVos marks the first and, perhaps, most important step in the swamp draining process. As the Secretary of Education, DeVos will be essentially holding the future of our children in her palms and in her policy directives. So, it is good for us that she has spent the past thirty years focusing on the job already.
Betsy and her husband Dick DeVos are two of the most philanthropically generous people in all of Michigan. According to financial disclosure reports, the DeVos family has donated over $1 billion dollars in their lives to charitable causes. This $1 billion mark makes up a good fifth of their enormous wealth. We say that to say this, Betsy has always been a champion of taking action in order to execute her vision. In Washington D.C., we are expecting Betsy DeVos to be just as politically active with actual actions. Betsy DeVos will have the full support of the Trump administration as well as the members of the Republican party, but don’t expect her to be hopelessly indebted to them. Betsy DeVos is a reformer first and foremost and she is willing to but heads with even her own party leadership in order to accomplish her tasks.
People are quickly coming to the conclusion that Betsy DeVos isn’t some green politician and that she has more than enough professional acumen in order to hold her own in Washington D.C. President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, said that DeVos was ‘dangerous’ in a meeting room despite her pleasant demeanor and calm appearance. This thought was echoed by prominent Republican and former AG Mike Cox. Now that Betsy DeVos has their attention, she has the chance to start really pushing forward new legislation to further her agenda. Learn more: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2017/06/ex-british_pm_david_cameron_pr.html