Betsy DeVos has always been well aware of the challenges being faced by students and the education system in America. As someone who has always wanted to improve this system, she has worked hard to actively being reform to this evolving system. One instance of this was when President Trump decided to overturn a policy that allowed students to use the bathroom of the gender that they identified with. The ruling was initially put into place to offer a safer environment for transgendered students, and overturning the ruling was going to once again put them in the position that they previously were in.
Being well aware of the situation, DeVos decided to inform representatives of employees who identified as LGBTQ working within the education system that there was a big change coming their way, and there was nothing that could be done to change the decision that the President had taken on. However, it was clear that DeVos was not in favor of the ruling being overturned, and believed that transgendered students should be able to choose the bathroom of the gender that they identify with. In spite of her opposing views, she put on a strong front and refused to show the divide that existed within the Trump administration with matters concerning the education system in the country.
Even though in this instance, DeVos took on a role that made her seem like a team player, she is someone who has always been driven when it comes to her ideas. As someone who is so passionate about education, DeVos has worked hard to bring about big change, particularly in her home state of Michigan. DeVos is known for being a political fighter and someone who won’t stop until she has achieved her goals. With the things that she has actually achieved within this administration, there is no denying her drive to bring about big positive change.
DeVos has always been involved with education reform since the start of her career. The first time she realized the need for education reform was when it was time for her children to go to school. Being from an affluent family, she could send her children to the most expensive schools in the entire country. However, she wanted her children to get a good wholesome education, regardless of whether they went to a public or private school. This was when she realized the big disparity between the two types of schools and also the hurdles that came in the way of children seeking good education.
This convinced her to work for the betterment of the education system, and contribute to society in a positive manner. After this, DeVos didn’t only support education reform movements but also offered financial aid to students so that they could seek good education.
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