The new United States Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, has recently participated in an interview in which she discussed her plans to improve the public education system in the country. Since the beginning of the public education movement in the early 1800s, the American system of education has been heavily criticized and reformed. Even though the overwhelming result of public education has been consistently negative and evidence shows that public education has heavily influenced a decaying and non-productive society, education reformers have continued efforts to increase the influence of these schools. During her interview with a national media outlet, Betsy Devoted discussed a few of the key problems that are evident in the public school system and gave several examples of programs that she would like to initiate in an effort to improve the school system and maintain the right of families to make educational choices for their children.
Because Betsy Devos has a significant background in the development of empowering educational programs and outlets, her attention to the development of new programs was expected by most constituents. During her interview, Devos discussed the need for the introduction and encouragement of school choice options for families across the nation. Betsy Devos stated that her support of school choice options, such as charter schools and private education voucher programs, is a key factor in her decision to implement new policies into the federal education plan. Devos stated that federal support of these programs will allow many at-risk youth to participate in educational program that they would not ordinarily have access to. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.
The Secretary of Education also emphasized her passion to reconstruct the curriculum in school systems that have been failing for years. Because of her history of philanthropy in support of the improvement of the public school system, Betsy Devos has become known for her strong stance on the elimination of failing public education programs. Devos discussed her goals for the elimination of failing programs and gave the public a glimpse of her step-by-step process for the implementation of superior systems. Check this related article from nypost.com.
Throughout her extensive political career, Betsy has championed the rights of American parents and students to quality public education choices. Although her career as the United States Secretary of Education has just begun, Devos is already on a track toward the systematic improvement of the public school system one institution at a time. The response to Betsy Devos’ interview has been overwhelming positive. Even liberal congressman and senators have made statements in support of Devos’ strong stance on failing schools. The Secretary of Education is expected to give several extensive interviews regarding the development of federal programs which are design to encourage school system to meet and surpass current requirements.