Betsy DeVos is an American businesswoman and philanthropist who runs a charity organization that is called the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The nonprofit institution was established in 1989, and he runs it with her husband, Dick DeVos. The main focus of the foundation is to bring positive changes to the American society. Betsy started her active involvement in the political arena when she was studying at the Calvin College. Over the years, she has managed to hold various positions at the Michigan Republican Party.Mrs. DeVos started developing an interest in the education sector when she was at the Potter’s House Christian School, which is an institution that supports children from disadvantaged families to have a decent education. She was a volunteer at the school and still donates money to facilitate its work. Betsy believes that all parents should be offered an opportunity to choose the learning institutions that their children should attend. She has worked with different organizations to give scholarships that can enable children to enroll in schools that they prefer.
The excellent reputation of Mrs. DeVos enabled her to be appointed as the board member of the American Education Reform Council in the 1990s. She also served Children First America, which is also an organization that was created to assist in transforming the United States’ education system. Betsy later founded the Great Lakes Education Project to facilitate reforms in the sector. The movement currently runs its activities in 17 states, and it has benefited more than 250,000 children. These students have enrolled in 33 private-choice schools that are funded by the public. His campaigns have enabled more than 50,000 individuals in Florida to gain from the state’s tax-credit scholarships. Indiana and Lousiana are also striving to offer private school vouchers to students.Betsy has been advocating for the freedom to attend schools of choice by supporting the use of vouchers, tax credits, magnets schools, home schooling, digital learning, charter schools, and virtual schools.
She is devoted to making sure that parents are offered a chance to select the appropriate schools for their children. The current U.S system is biased since students enroll in learning institutions depending on their neighborhoods. This deprives some individuals of opportunities to unlock their full potential.President Donald Trump significantly supports the outstanding work that Betsy does, and he has appointed her to act as the U.S secretary of education. She has been striving to transform the United States school system for the past three decades. During this years, she has joined effort with organizations such as Alliance for School Choice and All Children Matter, which were later joined to establish the American Federation for Children. Betsy and her husband founded a charter school that is called the West Michigan Aviation Academy. She is also on the administration board of the Windquest Group, which deals with technology, manufacturing, and clean energy.