Betsy DeVos has within a month of becoming the Newest Secretary of Education has shown why is the best person for the job. Over the years, she has fought for school choice policies and would continue to encourage the states to adopt choice-friendly laws for education. Her goal is to get rid of all the barriers in the school system that might be keeping people of her country from thriving. She was to address the problems of the one-size-fits-all public education platform and wants to find a system that is more efficient in reaching the students.
Betsy DeVos and his husband, Dick DeVos have been criticized over the large donations that they have made to different political parties over the years. But those are a mere pocket change compared to what they have given away to various charities that come to about $139 million through their foundation that they set up in 1989. From 2010 till 2015, Betsy DeVos had made around $5.3 million in campaign donations, but that was merely half of the $11.6 million that she contributed to various charitable institutions in the country in 2015 alone. This strong couple believes in giving even though they are part of a large family that has been one of the biggest contributors of the Republican politics for many decades. Betsy’s charity choices show that education is a priority for her. In 2015, she contributed $3 million, approximately 26 percent of her total contributions, to different educational causes. She also contributed $357,000 to the various groups who are in support of educational reforms. Their foundation is among the America’s Top Givers. Betsy was on the board of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts where she served will 2010. Betsy DeVos is a strong supporter of school vouchers and aims to provide the parents of the students with a much wider choice when it comes to the education of their children.
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Elisabeth “Betsy DeVos” was born in January 1958 in Holland Michigan and belonged to Elsa and Edgar Prince. She completed her early education in Holland from Holland Christian High School. Betsy then went on to study at Calvin College in Grand Rapids in Michigan. It was here that she gained interest in politics and graduated with a degree in business and specializing in administration and political science. She is married to Amway business heir Dick DeVos and four children, three of them who are married. She is also blessed with five grandchildren who she loves dearly. She has taken an active part in many social, cultural and political campaigns. She has served as part of board committee of many organizations and was also the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party in the 1999s.