Betsy DeVos is one of the most well-known names in the education system in America. She is currently the Education Minister under President Trump and was given this position after a historical tie-breaker vote had to be cast. She and her opposition both got equal votes in the house, which is why the speaker than had to give his vote to choose a person in power. It was a prestigious moment for Betsy DeVos, and was one that she had been working on fo an incredibly long period of her life.
DeVos has always been a strong supporter of education movements in the United States. She was particularly known for being at the forefront of the school charter movement, which was an act to bring private schools to the forefront of the prospect of better education. She has been a part of several similar endeavors concerning education, which is why she is known to be such a highly prestigious name in the field.
As the education minister of the country, she has big plans for what she wants to go ahead. She wants to bring large-scale reforms to the system so that she can improve the quality of education the children of America receive. She has time and again stated that there is a lot of scope for improvement in the education system of the country, and she believes that she will now be able to work towards implementing it.
One of the more notable events that shed light on DeVos during this year was an amendment to the bill that allows transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. Set in place by President Obama, DeVos too saw this as a progressive route that schools should take to safeguard their transgender students. Even though she was against it, President Trump decided to amend the act, and make it so that transgender students can now only use the bathroom that dictates their biological gender, and not the one that these students identify with. Even though this was not a direction that DeVos wanted to move in during her term, it is one that she has accepted with grace. She has stood by the President’s words regarding the amendment and is now focused on the future and what improvements she can bring along to the school system in America for the benefit of the people and society as a whole.
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