Betsy DeVos is the 11th US secretary of education and the US senate confirmed her after being nominated by President Donald Trump. DeVos is a n advocate fro children and has been in education for almost three decades. Betsy DeVos is a reformer and has been involved in campus politics and has led many campaigns, political campaigns, and party organizations for over thirty years. She has also served as chairman for the Michigan Republican Party for six years. Her husband, Dick DeVos was also a Republican nominee for Governor of Michigan. They are always looking for solutions to the world’s social problems and Betsy DeVos is chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. DeVos started a foundation that gave scholarships to low-income families and realized that it would help some families but not others, since some children would not get the opportunities they also deserved. Follow Betsy on Twitter
In 2000, the DeVoses tried to change the constitution to allow tax-credit vouchers or scholarships. The defeat of the proposed amendment caused Betsy to promote the expansion of charter schools in the state and over two years, her work was very successful. That was the start of her involvement in the American Federation for Children. DeVos is very focused on freedom of choice when it comes to education. She also believes that digital learning may be the way of the educational future. Homeschooling is also another great way to give your kids the education they need and deserve. Charter schools are also another choice, although they take time and resources. DeVos tries to allocate the time of staff and personal as well as resources and carefully records everything. Betsy is a volunteer so she looks at their time more holistically and spends her time trying to find more supporters of her cause.
DeVos gained an interest in education at a young age by her mother, who was a teacher in a public school. When her own children started to attend school, she realized that the education system was just not very fair for everyone and she became involved in order to make a difference. She served as an in-school mentor for at-risk kids in Public Schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan for over 15 years and helped to create new educational choices for students in 25 states and even in the District of Columbia. Betsy DeVos was previously chairman of The Windquest Group, an investment and management firm. She served on national and charitable boards including the Mars Hill Bible Church, Kendall College of Art and Design, Kids Hope USA, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. DeVos graduated and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.