We are living in exciting and unparalleled times. The United States government saw its first true outsider elected to the White House in the form of Donald Trump. Conservatives hold a majority on every level of the United States’ political structure and that means that reformation is possible in a variety of different ways. While all of this is very exciting, nothing is more exciting than the prospect of Betsy DeVos taking her swing at reforming education across the entire country. Betsy DeVos was tabbed as the next Secretary of Education by Donald Trump and after a bitter and partisan Senate Hearing, she was able to take her position. Now in the Department of Education, Betsy DeVos is ready to flex her skills as a negotiator while leaning on the work that she has been doing for the past 30 years.
Betsy DeVos is a newcomer to politics on the federal level and she hasn’t held a position serving in the public sector ever in her life. With that being said, Betsy DeVos is not a novice and she certainly isn’t someone that is going to be pushed around while working in the White House. Betsy DeVos has spent her ENTIRE adult life campaigning on reforming education and making it work for students everywhere and she isn’t about to let the partisan world of politics sour her opportunity to find the kind of change that could help children for generations to come. As one of the true outsiders in President Trump’s Cabinet, Betsy DeVos knows that she is going to be tested by senior political officials on both sides of the political aisle. Fortunately for her, and unfortunately for them, she has been working her whole life to get to this point.
If you talked to Mike Cox, a former State’s Attorney General on the Republican ticket, you’d hear him explain that Betsy DeVos is truly someone you don’t want to meet across the negotiating table. Cox, like many Republicans, understands that behind Betsy’s calm demeanor there is a political shark ready to take apart the opposition. In fact, Cox’s words have been echoed by members of both sides of the political aisle. After a meeting with the prominent teacher’s union members in the United States, Randi Weingarten called Betsy DeVos intimidating but well-spoken and someone who truly believes in what she is doing and the merits for her actions.
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