Now that Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education for the United States, she continues to focus on improving the educational offerings in the nation. While not everyone may agree with her views, most people do respect her for the dedicated and selfless woman she has proven to be. In Michigan, she has served as the chairman for the Michigan Republican party and has also teamed up with her husband, Dick DeVos, to support legislation, which has improved the states educational system.
On the eve of her confirmation to serve her nation, Betsy DeVos faced an interesting situation. President Trump was set to make an announcement that he would be rescinding a policy that was allowing transgender students to use a bathroom based on their personal gender identity. DeVos had sent an aide to visit with a representative of transgender and gay workers who served the Department of Education in order to let them know what was about to take place. The confusion began when the aide let the department know that DeVos wasn’t in agreement with Trump’s decision. In public, she had not given any indication of this, and that is what troubled some people.
Betsy DeVos is usually very up front with her opinions, as many people in Michigan already know. She is also a woman who is determined to stand up for what she believes is right, but she is also a woman who is very tactful. DeVos remained civil while she was verbally battered by those who opposed her bid to serve the U.S. as its educational secretary. For some, this was seen as a sign that she would not be able to stand up to the pressure, but to others, it was obvious that she was not taking the bait.
While Betsy DeVos may be a newcomer to Washington D.C., she is no newcomer to politics. She has battled politicians all over the United States in order to help give economically challenged families the same opportunities as every other family. Mike Cox, a Republican, offered his opinion in a recent interview, where he revealed that Betsy DeVos is not someone who backs down from a political fight. This can already be seen by some of the actions she has taken since taking over her new post in Washington. One of her first moves was to call and try to setup meetings with Randi Weingarten and Lily Garcia, who both oppose many of her views on education.
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