Every year seems a little bit crazier for sports, society and education. It certainly was true for the 2017-2018 college basketball season. And, Education Secretary Betsy Devos speaking at an event with Rapper Pitbull also turned some heads.
Michigan Basketball Runner-Ups
The year for college basketball started off with the FBI arresting some assistant coaches. There were rumors of payments made by some of the top shoe companies to the players.
Of course, NCAA college basketball is an amateur sport and it is illegal for players to be paid. Usually, the students can only be forced to sit out games, if found guilty. The primary NCAA action against college teams is to vacate their wins.
Finally, at the end of the season, the University of Michigan college basketball team was left standing. It was ironic because they had last played in the 2013 – 2014 championship game. That championship was vacated due to the winning team’s violations. Therefore, shouldn’t Michigan be awarded the 2013 – 2014 championship posthumously?
Unfortunately, Villanova beat Michigan in the 2017 – 2018 championship game. Education Secretary Betsy Devos was probably wearing her Michigan cheerleader outfit, but it didn’t matter. Maybe, next year.
Little Caesars Arena
Michigan Philanthropist Betsy Devos has been behind many of the most important community developments for her state. She has worked hard, with her husband, to encourage the adoption of charter schools. That way all students could achieve their life’s dream, irrespective of their family’s income.
She has opened a Charter Academy at the local Grand Rapids Michigan Gerald Ford International Airport. This could be a good example of how her educational dreams can be put into action. Betsy Devos exemplifies excellence in philanthropy.
Some hope to rebuild America, just as Detroit is being rebuilt. It might take the consolidation of certain venues, like the new Little Caesars Arena hosting both Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings games. That way, the citizens can still get what they want.
Education Secretary Betsy Devos
Without education, people cannot even understand their inability to dream. When President Donald Trump nominated Betsy Devos as the new Education Secretary, she was given tools for rebuilding the country. Now, she had the means to accomplish her goals.
Reaching out to the people is part of the responsibility of government bureaucrats. They must listen to what the people want and need. That is why politicians work with celebrities.
Celebrities, such as PitBull have a natural charisma that allows them to connect emotionally with the masses. That is why Education Secretary Betsy Devos was at an event with Pitbull in Miami. Betsy Devos knows marketing.
Although, Michigan did not win the NCAA college basketball championship, at least it got second place. The hope for Betsy Devos is that America will no longer be second. The goal is #1 or bust!
So, will Education Secretary Betsy Devos rap on Pitbull’s next album? He is famous for his duets. Perhaps, they could rap about the Alphabet – teaching children, their A-B-C’s.
Visit www.betsydevos.com to learn more.