There are few people who have the power to shape education in America as much as Betsy DeVos at the moment. As the Secretary of Education this isn’t necessarily surprising in and of itself, but she is perhaps a more powerful Secretary of Education than has ever existed in a long time. She has a lot of radical ideas about things like charter schools that she would like to see implemented, and the best way for her to do this is to use the power that she has been granted as the Secretary of Education.
While it may seem that DeVos is nothing more than a power hungry Washington-type who will stop at nothing to end up with all of the educational changes that she would like to see change, that is not the case. She is actually the kind of person who is extremely polite to your face, and this may make her even more dangerous to those who disagree with her ideas.
The President has a brash and abrasive style of getting the things he wants done accomplished. He will stop at nothing to speak his mind and let everyone know where he stands on any particular issue. However, Secretary DeVos is more selective with the way in which she is uses her power. She is more soft-spoken while being just as driven as the President.
It is incredible to watch as both sides of the education debates that we have in America are hashed out over what this one particular woman has been doing. That is to say that a lot of people are arguing over the ideas of Betsy DeVos all the time as she continues to press them forward. She has become the focal point of so much of the debate in general. All of this is occurring while she keeps her cards pretty close to the vest and does not necessarily take the bait when those who disagree with her attempt to get her to say or do things that she does not really believe in.
The President may not even realize how lucky he is to have Betsy DeVos at the helm of the Department of Education, but he really is. Although it seems that he was rather hands off with the selection of this particular secretary, it seems that whomever was pushing for her was making a very smart choice indeed.
This is a person to watch in Washington as she continues to do the work that she has basically been doing for her entire life. We all have to be impressed by the quantity of work that she gets done if nothing else. Thinking about it this way can help you better understand why so many people are talking about Betsy DeVos in the first place.
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