Betsy DeVos is an outsider who can provide the reform she promised for her supporters. Also, according to the political financing agencies, the DeVos couple donated a total of 47.5 million dollars to the Grand Old Party (GOP) from 2000 to 2015. Remember, she is the Secretary of Education, and she oversees an annual budget of 68 billion dollars.
Republican billionaire Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the new Secretary of Education during a very close vote in the Senate. She has also devoted her recent career to the cause of privatization of education. Also, the Republican Betsy DeVos is the spouse of Dick DeVos, a billionaire whose father established Amway, a multilevel marketing business enterprise that became a large multinational company. At the national level, Betsy DeVos also founded the American Federation for Children in 2010 to support the privatization of education.
Republican billionaire Betsy Devos, 59, was highly contested and her appointment as Secretary of Education was confirmed only by the casting vote of the Vice-President. Her donations were a detail that drove Vermont senator and former Democratic nomination candidate Bernie Sanders to ask, “Do you think you’d be here today without these donations?” For Betsy DeVos, the answer is yes.
One vote confirmed Republican billionaire Betsy DeVos as the new Secretary of Education with a very close majority in the Senate. According to her supporters: Betsy DeVos is a reformist, and she’ll make a great new Secretary of Education for our children. However, the billionaire is not the only one engaged in a frontal fight against the department for which she is now in charge.
Donald Trump also wrote on Twitter to protest her treatment by the Democrats in the Senate. Her proponents stress the point that the appearance of this “outsider” corresponds to the most significant possibility of changing a substandard strategy to implementing schooling, and one that is inferior to various other first world nations across the planet. The U.S. Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, was delighted after Betsy DeVos was confirmed to the role of Secretary for Education in a very close vote in the Senate on February 7, 2017, at the Washington Capitol.
Questioned by a Democratic senator, the soon-to-be new Secretary of Education was unable to come up with a specific promise not to privatize public educational facilities or even reduce the public schooling spending plan. She is also a Secretary of Education who supports private schools and homeschooling. Also, Betsy DeVos and her husband have reportedly given to the Republican Party more than $200 million in total. She also chaired the party’s local branch.
Her detractors interrogated her tirelessly to catch her at fault. However, the new Secretary of Education was able to defend her principles in the face of harsh criticism. She is also one of the most controversial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s department heads, because of her reformist stance on public education. She has stated that she would like to offer parents a compelling alternative to public schools, and as a consequence, they may choose to send their children to religious and private schools.
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