I was intrigued by the election and the choices that President Trump made to add to the list of those who would work alongside him. I was particularly interested in his choosing of Betsy DeVos, mainly because as a mother, I wanted and needed to know that my daughter would get a quality education and that a higher quality curriculum would be presented to be used in schools. I had heard from tons of friends that Common Core was too difficult for their kids, and that their kids were now struggling in school as a result. Everything had changed, and unfortunately that meant the self-esteem of our children as well. While billions were given for assistance prior to this most recent election, there wasn’t much positive change in schools. I for one welcome a new approach, and I believe that Betsy DeVos will deliver that new and fresh approach to education.
I also believe that in the process Betsy DeVos will bring opportunity back to education by ensuring that all students have access to a quality education despite the community they live in. Should a child eat less because they live in a different zip code? I believe that what they learn in school should be no different. All children should be given the same opportunities regardless of where they live, and above all they should be given the chance to flourish. I believe that Betsy DeVos recognizes that and is putting a plan together to make sure that education isn’t managed any other way.
National School Choice week is one of the best things to ever happen, and during that week my hope is that parents were able to consider wisely where they would like their children to be, and what they hope to learn this year. Education should be exciting and challenging for our children, and if it is not, we cannot expect them to move forward and develop into citizens of this country that can make a viable contribution. Betsy has been an advocate for parents that wish to choose where their child may attend school. This is relevant for those who would choose a public or a private school. Charter schools and montessori are also something that parents should be able to choose as they wish.
Having donated generously to the arts and sciences, and various foundations, the DeVos family is no stranger to higher education, and how students can get the chance to learn more about the world we live and work in hands-on. I believe that Betsy DeVos is the best choice for helping us accomplish this in the near future for the sake of our children.
Visit their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org