There are many opportunities for children who are in poverty situations now. In the past, these children had to rely on a less than great public school system that sometimes overlooked their educational needs for the better of the entire institution but it is something that has changed thanks to Betsy DeVos. She came from a background of a great educational system and she knew that providing that to children who didn’t have many educational opportunities for themselves would be a great way to help them get everything that they needed out of different situations. She wanted to show families that they would be able to do more with what they had and that their children did not have to be stuck with public schools, teachers who don’t care and the need to just pass the class so that they could move onto the next one. She knew that they would be able to be more successful if they had more support.
The only way out of poverty is to make things better. The only way to make a better life is through a great education. Betsy DeVos knew this and wanted to make sure that she was helping people get out of situations that were filled with struggles and involved a lot of poverty problems. She wanted children to know that they didn’t have to rely on a system that wasn’t going to work for them and she fought for the rights of children around the country so that they would be able to get more out of the things that they were doing. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.
As for the way that she did this, she worked to create voucher programs. Families that were poor and wanted a better education for their children were able to use these vouchers. They could give them to private schools and then they would be able to get the best education possible. It was something that they were comfortable with because of all of the options that were provided through the private school system. Betsy DeVos made sure that she was giving people all of the options that they needed no matter what they could afford with this program.
The way that the program worked helped people to make sure that they were getting all of the options that they needed to make things better. It was a great way for her to help children. She also created the idea behind charter schools so that she could help even more children. Those who could not attend private schools because of transportation or some other issue would be able to take advantage of the charter school options that were now available to them for free from the public system.