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.