One of the most conscious subject that the U.S Education Secretary is looking to address is the threat to free speech on campuses. Betsy is dedicated to countering the threat to free speech with a multitude of different solutions to the issue.
While she was in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Betsy pointed out how the censorship to free speech has been affecting campuses over the years to the point that students cant even express their ideas freely.
To show how committed she was in turning things around, Betsy described how the exchange of ideas on campus helped to test new ideas, engage in new experiences and practice what she was being taught in campus; she could not believe the same experience which helped her discover herself, even more, was not being enjoyed by other students.
According to Betsy DeVos, higher education needs to be a place of exploration of opinions and ideas, but that is not the case; it is a place where speech is controlled, and even the word freedom of expression is dated.
In the interview, Betsy stated that her administration is dedicated to upholding freedom of expression in campuses for an open exchange of ideas that will help stir growth in the nation. Betsy added that the only subject of debate is how ideas can battle against each other.
Betsy DeVos was not the only one who was standing up against the shackles on freedom of expression, Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General of the Department of Justice is in full support on the march to ensuring that freedom of speech is given back to the students in campuses.
For the plan to become a reality, Betsy DeVos confirmed that plans are underway on how her department is going to change the issue of expression. The kind of allies being formed around this debate is causing a stir, and there is a glimmer of hope on how the issue is going to be addressed, it’s just a matter of time before the cogs are set in motion.
People do not doubt the support that Betsy DeVos has on the issue. Betsy has proved herself over the years on her commitment to providing the best educational environments for students. This has been evident through the educational reforms that she has spearheaded over the years to ensure that more students can access quality education and how she has supported education through her philanthropy work.
Thomas Pedroni who is a Wayne State University professor of education in Detroit said that he is fond of Betsy, and he acknowledges her as a divisive figure who is on a path to create an opening for a more focused and democratic public education sector. One of the most well-documented successes of Betsy has been her commitment to Charters which are publicly funded learning institutions that are being operated privately.
Even though Betsy is not a favorite to some people, she is respected for her devotion as a generous and pragmatic leader who is concerned about education in the country, and this is what makes her such a good candidate to ensure that the issue of freedom of speech in campuses is upheld.
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