Republican Philanthropist who is now the Secretary for Education, Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is USA’s 11th secretary of Education. She has been involved in education matters for more than 30 years, and she mainly focuses her attention on small children and help the voiceless parents who are peasants in farms and do not get enough. The parents are helped in that she clarifies their predicaments to the top leadership who can then act swiftly to save the situations from getting worse. She is so happy when children get to have quality education in the states.

 

During her childhood years, she used to be next to her mother who often encouraged her to pursue education, be a teacher like her and make sure that school is the best for the people. Betsy DeVos worked for children who lacked mentors in the Grand Rapids area in Michigan. She graduated from Calvin College Michigan with a BA degree.

 

In her career, Betsy DeVos has continuously shown how she is a good leader. The places that she has gone and worked in has been left better than she found, she is a reformer in short. With her husband, Dick DeVos, they have stepped up the level of education in various institutions. Dick wanted to be the governor of Michigan, and he ran in the Republican Party.

 

They together have helped needy kids get a proper education in enabling environments far from the strain. Betsy and Dick have helped Latino parents get their children to attend private school. They fund them since they are generous and philanthropic so low income-earning parents can be assisted.

 

Betsy started a foundation that took kids to private schools, and the parents could choose the school that they preferred. The sponsorship was not going to be enjoyed by all needy kids, but just a few and this was no fair in the eyes of Betsy DeVos, something needed to be done to solve this.

 

She then became a board member in two charitable firms and saw it as an avenue to help. The Organizations are the Children First America and the American Education Reform Council that enable children to choose from the schools that they wish to join. They use vouchers and tax credits. Michigan education reforms came about because of her efforts. There was an expansion of charter schools, and she then managed to form the Great Lakes Education Project.

 

Great Lake Education Project made her connect with the American Federation for Children in which she is the Chairlady. It was started by the late John Watson and changed names to All Children Matter. People with the same goal helped her in the organization by assisting parents to know the importance of good education.

 

The American Federation for Children Action Fund puts the ahead education of school going children. The members have been continuously funding the organization to keep children learning.

 

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