Betsy DeVos Looks To End The Zip Code Mentality Of U.S. Education

The U.S. education system has been of concern to myself ever since I had children of my own and saw the issues facing teachers, students, and parents first hand as we all try to give students the best possible chance of obtaining a high-quality education. In my opinion, the appointment of Betsy DeVos to the position of Secretary of Education by President Trump is a move in the right direction as the work of Secretary DeVos should ensure the U.S. public school system moves into the 21st-century after remaining largely unchanged since the middle of the last century; I agree with Secretary DeVos when she revealed her belief in placing the power to create a better public school system would be best served by placing a greater focus on removing the outdated notion that students should be placed in a school solely based on their zip code address.

As a parent, I wish to make sure the school my child attends is the one that best suits the needs of my child and is not simply the only option open because of where we live. A major part of the success I have identified in the work of Betsy DeVos has been her willingness to place her reputation on the line by personally backing reform options she has a great deal of belief in, such as the development of the Detroit charter schools system currently showing higher test scores for students than those attending the traditional Michigan school system. Much like my own opinion of the evolution of the education system in the digital age we all live in, Betsy DeVos has recently been voicing her opinion that the traditional school campus may soon be a thing of the past with increasing numbers of students seeking to utilize the Internet and Web-based learning opportunities to follow a more personalized curriculum based on the interests of the student in the coming years.

Betsy DeVos has grown to become an individual I respect greatly because of the level of support and success she has achieved as an advocate and philanthropist; I also believe the business sense and skill shown by the new Secretary of Education in her work as an investor with The Windquest Group she shares with her billionaire husband, Dick DeVos is of great importance. I have been focused largely on the education reform efforts of Betsy DeVos, but feel her work in backing new technologies in their infancy should be considered as a reason why she is of such great importance to the growing level of support she receives as a backer of efforts to create boxed water and green energy technologies designed to aid in bringing a better quality of life to the people of the world.

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