One of the ways that Betsy DeVos is hoping to help the children in her communities is by increasing the choices available to them in education. Betsy DeVos has seen how restrictive education is for many people. One thing that she does not agree with is the limiting of the child’s choices for schooling to her zip code. While there are sensible reasons for going to a school that is close by, there are a lot of disadvantages that children in poor communities have to face. While there are private schools that students can go to, there is often a price that parents have to pay to get their children enrolled in these campuses.
Betsy DeVos’s major step towards breaking barriers in education involves publicly funding schools to go along with her school choice plan. This is very powerful in that it makes it easier for children to get education in a safe environment no matter where they go. For one thing, students that get their education in a safer environment tend to do better in class, than those that are in poorer and more dangerous communities. Therefore, Betsy is doing everything she can to make sure that more students have a better shot at education.
Another thing that she is looking into is online education. This is something that she admits is in its infancy. As of right now, it is pretty effective. However, there are a lot of features that are going to be added to online classes over time that are going to give online education an effectiveness that rivals public education. One thing about online and digital education is that allows more options for the student to get the right type of education more dependent on his interests.
Betsy is working very hard to break down barriers when it comes to schooling. One of the benefits to what she is trying to do is that there is a higher chance that the students are going to connect with one another. The chances of the student making good grades and actually succeeding because of education are going to improve as well. Follow her on Twitter.