Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education President Trump. The most prominent stance that she has always taken is on the choice of school. This means allowing parents the option to choose the school their children would attend. This is a deviation from the traditional method of choosing a public school.
Betsy DeVos is advocating for a voucher system. Under this system, federal funding will be allocated to schools. This will help parents in paying the fee for the school that they have chosen. This can be a public school, or a private school, or even a charter school.
She is trying to ensure that money follows each child. The focus has to be on the child and not on the money. This is because the present education system is not allowing the youth of today the opportunity to realize the American dream. She does not want that the children have to follow the money. What this means is that she does not want that any child should miss out on the school of his choice just because his parents do not have enough money to afford that education. She is simply trying to move from a closed system in which only a few have the option of school choice; to an open system in which all parents have this option. She is encouraging innovation this way. She feels that people deserve choices as well as options and it is the duty of the State to provide it to them. Betsy DeVos is going to make this dream a reality as she becomes the Secretary of Education in President Trump’s government. Check this article from NYPost.
The President has already proposed $20 billion as federal funding for voucher programs along with charter schools. He will be persuading states towards investing another $110 billion for vouchers. This way each child will be funded with $12,000 that can be spent on education. This money can be used in two ways. It can be funneled back and put in the system of public schools. Another option is to use it for subsidizing private education.
Betsy DeVos is also favoring the expansion of charter schools. These are already publicly funded. These are independently run schools. Hence charter schools enjoy much more flexibility as they are able to foster innovative curriculums. Follow Betsy on Twitter
Betsy DeVos has been proposing these reforms for many years now. She is not new to politics. In fact, she has been involved in politics for over 35 years now. She believes that all should be given the option of choice with regard to choosing the school they want. Just because she could manage as she could afford it; even others should get this opportunity for their children.
George Soros has spent a large amount of 2016 looking for the best ways of assisting the Democratic Party in winning the various elections held in the U.S. during the year. The U.S. Presidential election cycle saw the largest amount of funding provided by Soros to the tune of around $25 million in support, but other candidates were also given funding in a bid to close the gap between Democrats and Republicans in the various parts of the governments; the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. Presidential election has stung George Soros into appearing at a planned three day Democracy Alliance event in Washington D.C.
2016 saw the return of George Soros to major political donating after he largely sat out the 2012 Presidential election cycle to focus more on the work of his Open Societies Foundation that tries to educate those in closed societies about the power of democracy. Soros had been one of the most important political donors in the history of U.S. politics after he provided an estimated $27 million in funding in a bid to help John Kerry defeat President George W. Bush in 2004. The major campaign contributions continued for the Hungarian born billionaire hedge fund expert during the 2008 Presidential election cycle when Soros provided his backing for the campaign of President Barrack Obama.
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Despite his stepping back from political giving in 2012 George Soros returned to the Democratic Party during the 2016 cycle to provide assistance for the campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in using a small portion of his more than $24 billion fortune to help her election campaign. The contributions made by George Soros have been given to the campaign of Hillary Clinton, but also to the Super PAC’s backing her candidacy; the Priorities USA Super PAC received an estimated $7 million from Soros along with multi million dollar donations to other Clinton supporting Super PAC’s.
Michael Vachon, the political advisor to George Soros explained a deep political disagreement with President elect Donald Trump in part led to the major contributions provided by the investment specialist to the Democratic cause. Following the Presidential election victory of Donald Trump, George Soros changed his schedule to include an appearance at the Democracy Alliance meeting in Washington D.C. Although a member of this influential group Soros has not intended speaking at the event attended by some of the most important political figures in the party. The election loss for Hillary Clinton has prompted major figures in the Democratic party to come together with George Soros to develop a strategy to start making gains during the 2017 and 2018 elections in the states of the U.S. George Soros will play a key role in forging the future role of the Democracy Alliance and how best to win back the White House from a Donald Trump dominated Republican Party.