There Are A Lot Of Different People Within The Education

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There are a lot of different people within the education field, and with the different people comes differences in opinions. While there are a lot of opinions I agree with, there are also some that I do not. Two people’s opinions who I definitely do not agree with are Trump and his Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos. Her views are harmful to schools, educators, and students. I disagree with most, if not all, of what she says but especially her views such as privatization and school choice, putting Christianity back in schools and giving states more, power in deciding education. If you look at Devos’ past history in Michigan, you can see that she is all for privatization. She herself went to a private Christian school and so did her …show more content…

I believe that with the privatization of schools, education will decline. Along with privatization of schools, Devos also believes that putting Christianity back in schools is the way to go. In an interview in 2001, Devos states that “Our desire is to be in that Shephelah, and to confront the culture in which we all live today in ways that will continue to help advance God’s Kingdom, but not to stay in our own faith territory,” (Wermund, 2016). I think that if a parent and student both desire to go to a private Christian school that is their own choice that I support. I do not think that a child should be forced to go to a school that centers its education around a religion that goes against their beliefs. In the constitution it states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” (U.S. Constitution). This means that the government cannot establish a nation religion. Since public schools are a government institution that means that they cannot be centered around one religion. Devos wanting to fund charter schools more means that a lot of the charter and private schools will be Christian schools. This is inconvenient for children of other faiths that will either have to go to an underfunded public school or travel farther away from home. One of the reasons the first amendment was created was to establish religious freedom, and Devos wanted to put Christianity in schools goes against that.

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