As a parent, I have recently found myself becoming increasingly concerned about the quality of the education my children are receiving in the U.S. public school system many parents now feel is not giving our next generation a fair chance at achieving their full potential within. For this reason I have been impressed by the bold decision to appoint Betsy DeVos to the position of Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration, the well-known education reformer has, I believe, the interests of our children in her heart as she looks to continue the work she began decades ago in what was seen at the time as a cause for away from mainstream politics and philanthropy. My own belief is Betsy DeVos is simply a person who cares for the nation and the next generation of students who are best served by having their education placed in their own hands and those of their family.
Twice named the Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Betsy DeVos has spent much of the last three decades working with politicians at both state and national level seeking ways of reforming the education system. I was personally impressed with the work Betsy DeVos to cross party lines and bring about the largest state-level education reform program in U.S. history to the state of Florida where school choice and voucher systems are now the norms; for this reason, I believe Betsy DeVos has the skills to achieve much in her role as Secretary of Education. Understanding the need to look beyond the simple lines of party politics has always been a talent I have admired in Betsy DeVos as she has traveled the U.S. personally seeking to raise awareness about changes in public school policy to the people of different local regions in her bid to impact as many lives as possible.
Betsy DeVos has not only been willing to become the spokesperson for the education reform movement but has also become a leading force in bringing a new way of understanding the latest technologies used in education to the students of the U.S. The development of the West Michigan Aviation Academy was completed with the aid of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, a philanthropic group I have admired for many years for their good works in and around Michigan; the West Michigan Aviation Academy is a charter school providing places for low-income students with a dream of entering the aviation industry; in developing a skilled workforce for the future of the aviation industry who already have practical experience in all aspects of airplane design, production, and maintenance the hope of myself and the DeVos family is a new industry developing across the Grand Rapids, Michigan region.
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