In November of 2016, President Trump had stated that he would be nominating Elizabeth Betsy DeVos as his education secretary. Betsy has always strived to help the community through educational reforms. Since entering politics in the 1970s, Betsy has been actively involved with the Republican Party. Because of her support, the Republican party has managed to fund numerous organizations and projects for the betterment and development of society.
Betsy and her husband Dick Devos founded the DeVos family foundation. Through this organization, she has helped various members of society by helping develop the education and cultural sectors, especially within Michigan, where she hails from.The DeVos family foundation’s main aim has been to reform the American school system and provides children access to a superior quality of education. The organization regularly hands out scholarships to deserving students who come from underprivileged backgrounds so that they can have access to a higher level of education and enroll in private schools.
In addition to providing scholarships to kids, the foundation also aids students pursuing an MBA from Northwood University, which is also Betsy’s husband’s alma mater. Through her many endeavors, Betsy aims to help the education system in America and show the country that she does care about the future of numerous American children.
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Betsy was at the forefront of the ‘school voucher movement.’ The campaign was started to put pressure on the government to use public funds for the development of private schools so that kids all over America would get access to quality education. Also, Betsy stood up for the establishment of a uniform grading system of schools in America. According to this plan, she wanted schools to be evaluated and awarded a grade based on their performance. She believed that this move would give parents a better understanding of the schools they are putting their children in.
Besides education, Betsy is also a staunch supporter of the arts and does her bit to help the community develop places where kids can learn and develop their artistic sides. Her foundation regularly supports programs for art and culture. In 2004, under the presidency of George Bush, Betsy was appointed to the board of directors for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
DeVos has been a part of the Republican Party’s committees since an extremely long time and regularly funds the various programs of the party. In 1992, Betsy served as a committee member of the party and later, became the chairwoman in 1996.
DeVos has made it extremely clear that she is a devoted Christian and believes in upholding conservative Christian values. She believes that through her continuous efforts to help society and change the education system, she contributes to advance God’s kingdom and make the community around her a better place. Follow Betsy on Twitter.