Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos Receives Support From Readers Of The LA Times
The newly appointed and confirmed secretary of education under president Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has received strong encouragement from some of the subscribers of the LA Times newspaper. Below is a brief summary of some of the reader responses in response to an LA Times editorial that actually tried to portray secretary DeVos in a negative manner and that said she would somehow be bad for education of our children.
One reader and commentator named Jerry Glass from Lakewood, California said that Betsy DeVos’ plan for expanding vouchers is actually a positive. Jerry pointed out that many low income and minority parents are strong supporters of school vouchers. This is because giving parents the options of sending their kids to their school of choice makes it more likely that they will go to a good school and receive a better education that will help them later on in life.
Jerry Glass also took a swipe at the so called notion that public schools are somehow democratically controlled. Most public schools are firmly controlled by public teacher unions who are often more concerned about their own jobs and bottom line then they are with the success of their students and the school. School choice and vouchers for parents, which Betsy DeVos espouses, puts the success and needs of students first. This is what we should be doing and what secretary of education Devos will implement in her role as the chief executive education official in the United States.
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A Look At The Work Betsy DeVos Has Done In Improving Education
Betsy DeVos has been working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities for millions of students across the country for many decades now. Her work in education includes serving as chairman for the American Federation for Children from 2009 until 2016. This is the largest organization in the United States that champions the cause of school choice and voucher programs for students. Thanks to the leadership and contributions of Betsy DeVos as well as many other people at the AFC, over a million students now attend the school of their choice.
Mrs. DeVos has also helped her husband, Dick DeVos, launch the West Michigan Aviation Academy. It is a public charter school that has a curriculum that focuses on preparing students for aviation related careers such as pilots and aerospace engineers. The school is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is tuition free for students admitted into the school.
Betsy Devos also serves as a board member for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. This is a group that provides mentoring services from clergy in churches to elementary school students that are at risk.