An Evening with the Honorable Betsy DeVos
Co-sponsored by National Review Institute
From coronavirus school shutdowns to critical race theory in the classroom, the past few years have made it clear that America’s schools aren’t working for students and parents. No one knows this better than former U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
As the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education from 2017–2021, DeVos delivered historic reforms to improve education and ensure civil rights protection. For more than three decades she has led the fight for policies that allow students and their parents the freedom to choose the best educational option for them.
In her new book, Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child, DeVos offers her candid thoughts on “woke” curricula in our schools and details the reforms America must pursue to fix its badly broken education system—as well as the people and politics that stand in the way of progress.
Betsy DeVos is a leader, an innovator, a disruptor, and a champion for freedom. She is the nation’s leading advocate for education freedom for students of all ages, having served as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education from 2017–2021. For more than three decades, she has tirelessly pursued reforms that get government out of the way and allow all students the freedom, flexibility, resources, and support they need to choose where, when, and how they learn. Her advocacy has helped create new educational choices for K–12 students in more than 25 states and the District of Columbia and expanded post-high school education options for students and adult learners alike.