Betsy Devos is the current Secretary of Education. She is expected to oversee the country’s education system and yet she has no prior experience in the education world. She was never an education leader and she is unfit to be in charge of our country’s education systems.
According to the U.S Department of Education, “The mission of the Department of Education is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.” The current nominee for the Secretary of Education Position, Betsy Devos, is pro charter rather than pro public. Betsy Devos is President Donald Trump’s republican nominee. Betsy Devos lacks in experience when it comes to public schools. BBC states, “"She is, in essence, a lobbyist - someone who has used her extraordinary wealth to influence the conversation about education reform, and to bend that conversation to her ideological convictions despite the dearth of evidence supporting them."” Devos is not capable of running the entirety of the education system our nation holds.
She believes that public schools are not the best option. Rather than her explaining as to how she plans on fixing out urban schools she suggest that parents should have more say in their children’s education. During the senate hearings Devos makes it clear that she does not believe that traditional public schools are the best option. She was asked multiple times whether or not she would privatize public schools and she answered with I look forward to finding common ground. Rather than fixing the public education system she would like to make public schools more like charter schools.
Not only is Devos not in favor of the public school education system but she lacks in experience. She is someone who had a say in the education world due to her wealth. She is not and educator nor an education leader.
WRITTER: Elani Gonzalez-Ortiz