Mrs. Betsy DeVos is the wife of a renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur, politician and activist Dick DeVos. Prior to assuming her new role as the 11th U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy was involved in fighting for education policies that favors all kids in America, including those from minority groups. For nearly 30 years, Mrs. DeVos’ goal was to seek reforms that would benefit underserved students to access better and high standard education. Betsy’s mother was a school teacher, and hence she was very instrumental in developing her (Betsy) instinct towards education while she was still a kid.
The interest grew later in her life after visiting a school in Grand Rapids and realized not all kids in America are accorded equal opportunity to access great education. She had also seen leaders funding projects to increase learning opportunities for kids and at the same time provide parents with more choices. Through those experiences, Mrs. Betsy DeVos joined other activists to advocate for improved educational options all over the United States. She led a movement that focused on empowering parents in the District of Columbia and 25 states. Before she was confirmed, Mrs. DeVos was serving at The Windquest Group together with her husband. She served on boards of many civic and charitable institutions like Mars Hill Bible Church, ArtPrize, Kendall College of Art and Design and other.
Betsy DeVos’ Achievements
For many years, Mrs. Betsy DeVos has been leading a movement championing for school choice programs in several states in the U.S. Her main focus was to eliminate the mindset that students should attend certain schools based on the zip codes of homes. She has been fighting for freedom among parents when choosing which schools they should send their kids. According to Mrs. DeVos, the days when quality of education was determined by certain school buildings are diminishing quickly. She believes the right legislation should be passed in order to offer healthy education to American children. If digital learning is fully implemented, students will be able to attain their full potential, according to Betsy DeVos.
Mrs. DeVos explained that she utilizes most of her time trying to improve quality of education in America. For the sake of law, she explained that they must comply with campaign-finance statutes and also IRS regulations. She encourages other donors to support her efforts in order to make a difference within the education sector. She believes success will be achieved when parents will have the opportunity to select the right educational option for their kids to enable them fulfill their potential regardless of where they come from. Through her experience and the need to transform the vast education sector in the United States, Mrs. Betsy DeVos will provide her expertise to the government to enable it implement the right policies to favor all students. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.