Currently, Mrs. Betsy DeVos is serving as the head of education in the United States. After many years of activism seeking reforms within the education sector, Betsy was rewarded by the President of the United States, Donald Trump when she was appointed as Education Secretary. For close the 30 years, Mrs. DeVos was advocating for rights of underserved kids who could not access quality education simply because of their family backgrounds. She has always focused on finding sustainable solutions that would deliver equity in the education policy. At the same time, she has been very concerned about the quality of education received by under-privileged kids. Mrs. DeVos played vital role of creating a movement that is responsible for mobilizing other reformers, politicians and state authorities to implement relevant policies to improve education standard. The education choice fronted by Mrs. Betsy DeVos has spread in 25 states across the U.S., and the District of Columbia. Visit Betsy’s profile page on Facebook.
Betsy’s Desire to Help Less fortunate Kids
For many years, Betsy and Dick DeVos have donated millions of dollars to support philanthropic causes in the state of Michigan. She began supporting specific students at Potters House School after realizing that some parents were finding it hard to pay school fees despite the school serving kids from less fortunate families. However, these parents could do anything to ensure they send their kids to school to receive education. The sponsorship they offered the most vulnerable students was not enough because the number was large. Betsy partnered with other activists advancing similar cause, and they started seeking long-term solutions that would address this problem. Using her political skills and experience, she began political initiatives like Great Lake Education Project based in Michigan to spearhead the necessary education reforms. The movement recorded massive success two years after launching, and all partners thought it was the right time to spread it to other states.
Betsy DeVos’ Personal Biography
Before she joined the government, Mrs. Betsy DeVos served as an executive of a family owned business The Windquest Group. Betsy Devos received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Michigan based Calvin College. In fact, she began her political ambitions at this college, where she actively participated in campus politics. Later on in her life, Mrs. DeVos engage in Michigan Republican’s politics where she was elected as its chair. She has also formed several political action committees to advance to push for the reforms at state and national level. For 15 years, Mrs. DeVos was involved in mentoring vulnerable kids, their parents and teachers. This offered her the opportunity to understand how the education system was discriminating other kids based on the ZIP code of their homes, something that should not be happening in the 21st century.