President Trump’s decision to rescind the federal policy that made it okay for transgender students to go to the bathroom that matched the gender they identified with caught many people off guard. However, not everyone was caught off guard thanks to Betsy DeVos, the president’s current education secretary.
President Trump apparently tasked his education secretary with meeting with the individuals who represent gay and transgender employees working with the Department of Education. During this meeting, Betsy DeVos gave them a preview of what was going to happen.
In addition to telling these employees what was going to happen, Secretary DeVos also transmitted the idea via one of her aides that she resisted this move on the part of the US president. Her resistance to President Trump’s decision to rescind the federal policy allowing transgender students to use a bathroom that matched the gender they identified with is something that has been widely publicized.
However, as a sign of loyalty to the president, Secretary DeVos gave no indication to the public that she had a difference of opinion with the president. There was no desire on her part to show a rift between her and the administration, nor was there a desire to show that she lost this discussion with the president.
When the announcement of this new policy was made, Betsy DeVos joined the president in the joint announcement. In fact, when she spoke before the Annual Conservative Political Action Conference, she went as far as saying that she believed that the federal guidelines that the president overturned were an example of how President Obama and his administration had overreached.
Throughout the years, Betsy DeVos has developed a reputation as being behind school vouchers. In fact, when she worked as the Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, she advocated school vouchers. Secretary DeVos has made it clear time and time again that people should not view her as a yes-woman or as a team player who will meekly give a rubber stamp of approval to anything that the president says. While in public, she is gracious enough to show loyalty to the president, and she is gracious enough to keep her dignity even when she has a setback. History has shown that she is a driven, relentless political fighter.
Her drive and her relentless nature when coupled with her family’s immense fortune has made her a force to be reckoned with in the political field. She has in times past been able to use her fortune to reward individuals who allied with her while at the same time punish those who did not work with her. Behind the scenes, she has used her muscle to pass legislation, while at the same time driving out lawmakers who stand against her.
Her relentless nature made a lot of people afraid of her. Not just because she is exceptionally wealthy, but instead because she is a determined woman when she sets her mind to accomplish a goal.
Proof of her drive and determination is seen in the fact that Detroit has more charter schools per capita than any other state, proving once again that she is a force to be reckoned with.
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