Public schools are one place where kids can grow and learn. These are the schools that serve the vast majority of students in the United States. Each day students enter such schools in order to master the skills they are going to need in order to help them become fully functional adults. At the same time, such schools, while incredible places, are places that have some issues. In the opinion of one woman, this is something that needs to change and needs to change as quickly as possible. That woman is Betsy DeVos. DeVos has assumed many roles in the world of educational policy in the United States. This includes her role as a secretary of education in the administration of former president Donald J. Trump. Here, she was able to advocate for all sorts of changes that she believes are necessary to have a better and more functional public school system.
Her work has taken on the field by putting pressure on the local schools to be better at educating children. In her view, she thinks that schools can and should be pushed to help students. Her worldview is one in which students, even those in public schools, have highly responsive educators who are hearing what students and parents need and working hard to ensure that it can be delivered in the end. That is why she does what she does in her life. She can work with students, parents and others in the public schools to help create spaces that are more responsive to the needs of all who enter them. That is her promise to the schools in the United States and the students who attend them. She is there to be on the right side of the students and their parents today.