Betsy Devos,who is Trump’s number one pick for a secretary of education,joined him at a Thank You rally Friday night at her home state of Michigan.
With Betsy being such an influential loyal person,billionaire GOP donor,and a longtime school choice,the speech went very effectively as she told the crowd that to make the education great again meant to finally put an end to federal common core.
“In deference to the U.S. Senate confirmation, I’m not giving interviews, but just between us let me share this,” is what she told the gathered people,“It’s time to make education great again in this country.”
Mlive.com reports DeVos initially had planned to skip Trump’s stop in Grand Rapids. The report states:
DeVos family spokesman John Truscott said earlier this week that preparing for those hearings would keep her too busy to attend Friday’s event.
But only a day later, Truscott said her attendance at the event was more uncertain.
“It’s kind of up in the air,” Truscott said on Wednesday, Dec. 7. “It’s possible. But nothing is set in stone.”
But on the afternoon of the event, Truscott confirmed that both Betsy and Dick DeVos would be attending alongside Dick’s parents, Richard and Helen DeVos.
During her address, DeVos charged the media with spreading “false news” about her.
“All I ask for is an open mind and the opportunity to share my heart,” she said to those in attendance. “I’ve been involved in education issues for 28 years, as an activist, a citizen-volunteer and an advocate for children.”
DeVos told the crowd it was time to put “kids first every single day.” She added, “This means expanding choices and options to give every child the opportunity for a quality education regardless of their zip code or their family circumstances. This means letting states set their own high standards and finally putting an end to the federalized Common Core.”
DeVos said, “It won’t be Washington, D.C. that unlocks that potential” in each child, and continued:
It won’t be a giant bureaucracy or a federal department. Nope. The answer isn’t bigger government. The answer is local control. It’s listening to parents and it’s giving more choices. And if I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed as your secretary of education, our kids, your kids will have someone fighting for them every single day.
Prior to introducing DeVos, Trump said the choice of education secretary was one of his “most important decisions,” and that DeVos was one of the “top education reformers in our nation, someone…who has devoted decades to helping disadvantaged students.”
“We’re going to reform our broken education system to put students and families first,” he said.
Trump added his administration’s “reform plan includes eliminating Common Core, bringing education local, and providing school choice.”
He continued that all children should be “able to attend the public, private, charter, magnet, or religious school that is right for them.”
.Ultimately, according to the Washington Post, DeVos and her family donated a total of $1.8 million to the Republican Party and the Trump campaign.
Devos’s ideas are pretty briliant and open minded,don’t you think so?And she has Trump’s suport too now,even though in the past she wasn’t very supportive of Donald Trump,until she realized that they both endeavor for a great educational system.