The rising tide of change has been sweeping the political world by storm and it is due in large part to the fact that Donald Trump, a political outsider, found his way to the highest office on the entire planet. Donald Trump campaigned on bringing change to Washington D.C. and in allowing outsiders to have a heavier political voice in the doings of the world. This promise by President Trump has been fulfilled in a big way thanks to his decision to appoint people to several high-level federal positions that would otherwise have been passed over. One of those individuals is Betsy DeVos, a chairman of the Michigan Republican Party who was selected to take over as the Secretary of Education. DeVos has been a political outsider her entire life and this new position has put her on display in a national way. Let’s take a moment to learn a little more about DeVos and what she brings to the table.
While seemingly an ‘out of nowhere’ selection, the placement and corresponding confirmation to put Betsy DeVos into the Department of Education makes absolute sense. Betsy DeVos was born and raised in Michigan and she has been a political bulldog for several educational concepts her entire political career. DeVos has become one of the loudest voices in support of school choice and her tenacity has helped to lend credence to the subject around the world. Thanks to Betsy DeVos, school choice has become more than just a buzzword — it has become a potential reality around the nation. Learn more: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/10/devos_family_stryker_heir_make.html
DeVos was raised in Holland, Mi and she would go on to attend Calvin College in her home state. At college, DeVos would become more and more focused on the importance of education and the writings of Milton Friedman — the original voice of school choice. DeVos has spent the past couple of decades trying to get the school choice movement going and she has succeeded in a big way. Now, more than 250,000 students across 17 different states are enrolled in private, school choice programs.
As the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will be putting herself in a position to make a dramatic change to the national educational system. She’ll finally have the reach she needs to enact change in a direction toward her lifelong goals of improving education for children around the country. Despite being an outsider, DeVos has already shown herself consistently able to hang with the tough Washington elite.