Betsy DeVos: Challenging the Status Quo

In school, one of the biggest problems that we seem to have is keeping up with the entire class. At one point or another, a student is going to fall behind and need to ask some type of question in order to catch up. The problem can be that the class has already gone so far past the problem that insecure students may feel as though they cannot ask the question. Even worse, children that have given up on the entire process may not even attempt to learn the information that they feel has gone over there had. These students can express a large degree and frustration in the learning process and may even act out in other ways. Betsy DeVos understands the growing gap that is present in the world of education. She pursued her post as Secretary of Education because she knew that she had something to offer to the leadership of this organization.

 

One of the first things that happened when Betsy DeVos was appointed to her position was that people became fearful that she did not understand the education system. They knew that she had no experience with the public-school system and they worried that she would become detrimental to its continuance. The problem is, why would they feel so worried about a system that is functioning in good order? The answer is that this system has not been functioning well for a long time. They simply want to maintain their hold on the nostalgia that is associated with sending their children to a public school. Unfortunately, nostalgia is not enough to guarantee that children will receive a quality education.

 

While Betsy DeVos did not send her children to public school, it is entirely erroneous to imply that she does not have any type of knowledge of the system. She worked on the board of education for Michigan over a number of years and served on various organizations throughout her tenure within that state. She knows what it takes to run the systems and she understands the atmosphere surrounded them. Even as Secretary of Education she knows that there is a standard that could be obtained by these facilities, she simply does not believe that they are capable of reaching those standards any longer. Another fact, she believes is that such standards should be elevated as they are no longer compliant with the world population standards.

 

The wave of tomorrow is going since be centered around different types of education. Children are going to be enrolled in public schools in the future, but there are going to be a growing number of children seeking alternative methods of education through different avenues. Charter schools, private schools, online schools, and many other types of institutions will become more normalized. In fact, it’s entirely possible that the attendance rate for these types of institutions will normalize and begin to match. And maybe then the public-school system will feel a pressure to change the way that they do things and assess the learning level of their student base.

 

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