Schools have changed and so has the educational system. I question whether or not our country has failed our families, and why we have not been able to raise the bar on our educational system. I have been reading for some time how the educational system is broken, and having close friends that are teachers, I’ve heard a lot about how things have changed since we were in grade school and even in high school. Are students getting their needs met? What about their opportunities? It seems to me that students that have special needs, or even those who are advanced and need a better opportunity should be able to go where they want and need to go regardless of where they live. This is why I believe that reform will come. Betsy DeVos has the experience and the knowledge to bring forth radical change within our educational system, and she knows the type of funding that it will take to make it happen.
Having been a big part of the educational system in the state of Michigan, Betsy fostered new and better opportunities for the schools in West Michigan where she was born and raised. I was pleased to hear about her role in the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and it came as no surprise that her husband has also been a huge encouragement and supporter of her endeavors. This foundation that she has been a big part of was put into place to bring solid mentors to those children that needed some guidance and instruction. I would encourage her and vote for a program like this to continue and to be available to all students across the country. It is obvious that not every child has an opportunity like this, nor is every child the recipient of a good home life. Check this related article from nypost.com
I believe that our children need the absolute best education that the world can offer, and having said that, I know that other countries are far above where we are with our education system. I am not surprised that students from Asia are more advanced in math and science because our students are not being challenged nearly enough. High-risk students need the mentorship as well as the opportunity to get the same education as those students that are not considered high-risk.
I’m proud to say that Betsy is our Secretary of Education, and that she boldly fights for our education system to improve. Her service in leadership roles for the Republican Party made her a great choice for the Republicans in this election, and it’s exciting to see how she will go about getting the system reformed on behalf of students everywhere.