Betsy DeVos isn’t the kind of politician who takes the easy way out when it comes to the matters she cares about the most. While many politicians side-step issues while attempting to pull the shade over people’s eyes, she has always been extremely forward about her positions. That is why there was some confusion when her position related to an important educational matter was unclear to some people.
The matter in question had to do with a federal policy that president Trump was about to rescind. This policy had made it possible for transgender students to use any bathroom they pleased as long as it aligned with their gender identity. DeVos had held a meeting with a gay and transgender employee representative from the department of education to let them know of Trump’s plans. During this meeting, it was reported that her aide had told the representative that DeVos was opposed to the move by the president. What confused some people was not just the fact that she was present when the president made the announcement. It was that she never showed her disapproval of Trump’s decision in public.
Those who have followed the career of Betsy DeVos for any amount of time know that she is not one to back down from controversy. She does her best to work with politicians from both sides of the aisle but has no problem with telling it like it is when it is needed. In Michigan, she is known as a woman who fights for the rights of the people, and she is also known for her relentless commitment to the ideals she believes in. Mike Cox is a Republican who once served as a state attorney, and he recently commented that DeVos is a determined woman who usually stays focused on her goals until she achieves them.
Something that makes Betsy DeVos special is her imaginative way of accomplishing some of her goals. For years, she has supported the expansion of charter schools in Florida. She recently made a public appearance with a man whose views are very different than her own, and she did so to support a set of charter schools he founded. This man was, none other than, the rapper known as Pitbull. This took many people by surprise, but those who are familiar with DeVos know that she has always been willing to build partnerships that will benefit the people.
Betsy DeVos received her college education from Calvin College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics. She has served in many different organizations that work towards improving the educational system and continues to fight for student’s rights. In Michigan, she has continuously supported the expansion of charter schools, and she has also worked with many other states to achieve the same ends.
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Rocketship Education is a charter school that was started in California, but today serves students around the nation. Like most charter schools, Rocketship Education was created by teachers, parents, community activists, and entrepreneurs. All people who have a stake in the children of the future help to create and manage these schools to help ensure that they are successful for all student populations. It was a team effort to get up and running and is still a team effort to keep it operating. Rocketship Education has the main goal of teaching and engaging students to help them succeed and grow as people.
While all of the students that attend Rocketship Education schools are on different proficiency levels, the teachers and administration at Rocketship Education are still held responsible for closing the achievement gap. The achievement gap is the distance in proficiency in each subject for all students. All students, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or those with or without disabilities, and regardless of where they start the year at academically are responsible for ending on the same level. This is an incredibly difficult thing to do. For example, if you have a student in fourth grade that enters the year reading on a first-grade level and another student who starts the year reading on a third-grade level, by the end of the year these students should be performing very similarly.
Closing the achievement gap is a difficult task for any school but Rocketship Education has made closing the achievement gap part of their mission. To help close the gap, they have implemented teacher-led instruction, the collaboration between stakeholders, and technology to reach all of their students. They have learned from past criticisms and are using the critiques to change the way they operate their schools. They have used their past successes and failures to further the education of each student to ensure that all students are successful. By closing the achievement gap, Rocketship Education is ensuring that all of their students are set up for success both in and out of the classroom.
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ClassDojo Company was founded a very long time ago. Though when it comes to revenue, the company had not made any in a very long time. That was until the start-up at the company decided that something had to change and the app had to make returns. Through marketing, things are slowly changing for ClassDojo as parents and teachers are slowly embracing the technology. For parents that have children that are below 14 years, the ClassDojo app will be so useful.
In 2011, that’s when the app was launched, and they have committed themselves in not charging the teachers to use the app. However, recently they made some changes that will be of help in maintaining the app for better services, that they will be charging a monthly subscription fee. The app has a feedback tool that the teachers use the digital point found there to reward a child once he or she does an excellent job. The other thing included in the app is features that will enable the parents to engage with the kids through the reflection activities, meditation and mindfulness exercises.
The parents will be able to monitor how a student is doing in school by checking the digital points that the teacher once a good behavior is done. The app will make the students cautious with everything that they do. Through the ClassDojo app then the students can take responsibility for any miss behaving. The other thing that the app offers is videos that will guide the parents on how to carry out the activities.
The app gives a platform that the parents, teachers, and children can use to make a child’s life easy. To get the ClassDojo app, it’s easy to install in any computer, Kindle Fire, iOS, and Android. The monthly subscription fee has to be paid by the parents, and for the teachers it’s free. Through the app, parents will know how each day of their kids is spent and what they are up to in each particular time. Through the use of the ClassDojo avatar that’s meant to be used by the kids, they will have something that they can use to be creative.
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Betsy DeVos has become one of the most polarizing female figures in government. She holds the 11th Office of US Education Secretary, and she is also the wife of Dick DeVos, heir to the Amway fortune. She has been working hard to help students with more educational choice options, but she has been stuck in a sea of criticism for these same policies. It’s been difficult for DeVos to understand why. She says that her only goal is to put students first.
Whether you like her or not, DeVos has stood up to many who have said that she is trying to use public funding for private education. She has publicly stated that isn’t the case, but it’s been difficult for educators to side with her. While she hasn’t been able to get most states on board fully with educational choice, she has been working with Louisiana and Florida to private more statistics on how well the programs are doing.
Educational choice is really about putting students first, according to DeVos. These are programs designed to get students interested in their education by allowing them the choice of where to go to school. If students want to attend a magnet program where they can learn ballet, then they should be able to transfer to a new school. There are all kinds of magnet programs available, such as business, law, international studies, and performing arts.
In addition to educational choice, DeVos has also been responsible for school safety reforms. In 2018, schools had a lot of problems with gun violence. The Parkland shooting changed everything, however. President Trump placed Betsy DeVos in charge of school safety reform, and ever since then, she has been working with officials to make sure that schools were safer, which meant no more guns on campus.
DeVos says that Florida is the most successful for her educational choice programs. In this state, students have access to more programs, and they can attend a variety of schools to get the kind of education that they want. Students are even able to take online courses if they want to study something not offered at their current school or if they want to get ahead with college courses.
DeVos has less than two years to bring more states on board with educational choice.
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