Betsy DeVos came onto the scene in the Trump administration with quite a bit of controversy. She was viewed negatively by most of the media outlets covering the proceedings of the Trump administration being sworn in by the Senate. The controversy appeared to be the media’s belief that she was completely inexperienced when it came to the education department. This was not true though, as Betsy DeVos has had considerable experience with school choice initiatives and with donating to various school and education-related charities.
The Betsy DeVos that the media has created and that actually exists to the people who know her are completely different entities. Betsy DeVos has made a considerable effort to have a good impact on education even before she was a part of the Trump administration. The administration has allowed her to do even more than she was doing before. It is dishonest for the media to largely portray her as incapable of understanding anything to do with the education department when she is aware of a significant number of things that are problems within the education system thanks to her charitable work for school choice systems.
The amount of work that Betsy DeVos has done in the past has influenced her present day work within the education department. She has committed her time as education secretary to look for answers on how to reform the various problems within the education department. Her ways of fixing problems within the education department have been to be open to discussion with members of the department and with some school administrators and faculty members that she has spoken to. She has been sure to be open with the people in the Trump administration whenever she is unhappy with something they have decided regarding the education department. She has met the education issue of transgender bathroom rights by writing a letter to the education department and schools to create their own policies regarding the issue. She met the issue of gun violence in school and how it may be caused by a lack of mental illness care by pushing for Congress to hold an open debate regarding the problem to hopefully improve the safety of the nation’s schools.
Betsy DeVos has tried to do what she could to make a significant impact within the education department to reform and to fix the issues within the department for the better and for the betterment of the nation’s student body. Despite her negative appearance in the media, Secretary DeVos still strives to be who she truly is in regards to the education department. She intends to combine her philanthropy and her political work.
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