Betsy DeVos is a businesswoman and philanthropist who continues to work hard to improve the school system in the United States. She believes there should be more educational options made available for students in the country and has been focusing a lot of her energy on helping to expand charter schools in Michigan as well as in other states. DeVos has been impressed with the work that politicians in many U.S. states have been doing in order to help pass legislation that will support students by covering their tuition fees into private schools and charter schools.
Betsy DeVos has been working with, both, Republicans and Democrats to help better serve students and has also been donating large amounts of her own money to the educational causes she believes in. Her husband also supports educational reform, and together, they founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989 to help focus their philanthropy on the specific causes they believe need the most support. DeVos recently became the 11th educational secretary for the United States, but before we was sworn in, she had to open up the books of her charitable organization. When she did so, it was revealed that her husband and herself had donated more than $3 million to educational nonprofits and reform in 2015. On top of donating millions of dollars to educational causes, she has also donated millions to other charitable organizations and the arts and culture sector.
Betsy DeVos was recently interviewed and asked to talk more about educational choice and what states it has been successful in. Educational choice is a movement that she has been a part of for decades, and it focuses on supporting young students in the USA by helping to pass legislation that will cover the costs of private and charter schools. DeVos commented that Indiana and Louisiana have been doing a lot to better serve their students in recent years and that they are now able to serve close to one million students. This will be a huge relief for parents who are looking for better alternatives than what public schools are offering them.
Many people mistakenly believe that Betsy DeVos wants to do away with America’s public school system. She recently confronted these beliefs by commenting that most young students in the U.S. will most likely continue to attend a public school. DeVos has been very clear in the past about what she is working towards. She simply wants to help provide young students in her nation with more choices as to where they will receive their education. As it is, most students must attend a school based on the zip code of where their home is located.
Betsy DeVos serves as the chairman of the Windquest Group, which is an investment venture that invests in multiple business sectors in the U.S. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree while studying at Calvin College and also became enamored by politics while there. DeVos has helped to pass more than one important law in Michigan and has also served as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.
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