Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch CenterFri, 17 May 2019 16:49:05 EDT Thank you, Andrew Coffin, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Ron Robinson. I really admire your lifelong dedication to ensuring our next generations know and embrace freedom. There’s nothing more important than the formation of America’s future, her students.
Rancho del Cielo is a national treasure. For President Reagan, it represented America. It represented freedom. Vast potential, possibilities, and opportunities—just waiting to be seized.
Signing Day: Every Team’s Most Important RecruitThu, 16 May 2019 15:12:31 EDT As spring approaches, thousands of coaches and athletes from around the country get ready for National Signing Day, a day where press conferences are scheduled, coaches’ phones ring off the hook, and star recruits ceremoniously sport the hats of their chosen colleges. For star athletes, it is the day they begin their trek toward what
Apprenticeship – An Unexpected Choice Becomes the Path to SuccessMon, 13 May 2019 14:21:41 EDT Everyone assumed Kevin King would graduate and head straight to college. “I was your stereotypical AP student,” he notes. “Straight A’s through middle school, almost straight A’s through high school … I was the guy you would look at and say, ‘He’s going to college.’ It was just a matter of which one.” As it
4 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Your TeacherThu, 09 May 2019 15:45:47 EDT Teacher Appreciation Week is here! As a former teacher and in my current role engaging with teachers across Tennessee, I love that we celebrate and recognize our teachers. In case you’re stumped for ways to meaningfully show your appreciation for the teachers in your life, here are a few suggestions…and most won’t cost you a
Why I Stay: 3 Reasons Why I Continue to Lead from the ClassroomWed, 08 May 2019 19:08:41 EDT I’ve always known that my purpose in life was to teach. With eleven years on the job, I still get interesting feedback around my choice to stay in the classroom. “The job has no money or glory in it,” I was once told. Well, that’s not why I entered the field or why I choose
The Most Meaningful Way to Celebrate Your TeacherTue, 07 May 2019 16:47:16 EDT In classrooms all across America, long hours of curriculum are taught, thousands of papers are graded each day, yet teachers still find the time to constantly brainstorm strategies to support their diverse student population. They stay up late answering emails and stay after class to help a struggling student. On any given day, a teacher
Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the Education Writers Association 72nd National SeminarMon, 06 May 2019 12:31:49 EDT
Thank you for that introduction, and thank you for hosting me today.
Education is an issue I tend to think a lot about—and have for many years. I’ve followed your reporting and I appreciate all that you do as journalists.
The simple truth is: I never imagined I’d be a focus of your coverage. I don’t enjoy the publicity that comes with my position. I don’t love being up on stage or on any kind of platform. I’m an introvert.
The Value of Financial Literacy and Self-AdvocacyMon, 29 Apr 2019 17:23:17 EDT In my senior year of high school, as college decisions were released, opening the financial aid award letters was scarier than the decisions themselves: the final number, or net cost, could make or break my ability to attend university. To confuse matters, without an understanding of financial aid terms, award letters can be hard to