For about three decades now, Mrs. Betsy DeVos actively engaged in various campaigns, political action committees and party organizations including being elected the chairperson of Republican Party in the state of Michigan. She was also involved in funding several educational initiatives in Grand Rapids and other parts of Michigan. She has been supporting initiatives that address numerous social problems facing individuals in modern days. Mrs. DeVos’ philanthropic activities aim to improve the quality of education to all American kids.Mrs. DeVos is married to fellow activist Dick DeVos. Several years ago, they began sponsorship programs to support needy students from Potter’s House school in Grand Rapids. This school was recognized in Michigan for educating students from needy families. The couple had selected specific students to benefit from their programs. However, the program would not address the entire problem because they could not mobilize resources to support all the needy students.The couple’s objective was to ensure that other parents are able to choose schools for their kids regardless of their family backgrounds.
In 1990, Dick DeVos was elected to head Michigan’s Board of Education, while at the same time Betsy DeVos established a foundation that offered scholarships to needy families so that parents can choose which schools to send their kids.To advance her cause, Betsy DeVos was directly involved in the operations of two charitable organizations that focused on the expansion of school choice program through incentives like tax waiver and vouchers. In 1993, Betsy and Dick mobilized political leaders to pass the first charter school bill in Michigan. In 2000, they were not successful in their desire to amend Michigan’s constitution to allow scholarships through vouchers or tax credits. Following that failure, Mrs. DeVos a Michigan based PAC known as Great Lakes Education Project. The organization was involved in promoting reforms in the education system through charter school expansion within the state.
Brief Overview of Mrs. DeVos’ Personal Biography
Betsy DeVos is the current Education Secretary in the United States. For nearly 30 years now, she has been advocating for students and also raising voice for parents. Her reforms agenda target under-served students so that they can be offered opportunity to receive high quality education. Her desire in education started early in her life after she witnesses local leaders in her home area funding projects in order to increase learning opportunities for students. In addition, she was inspired by her mother who she was a school teacher. For about 15 years, Mrs. DeVos was involved in counseling students at Grand Rapids Public Schools. She headed a movement that empowered parents the need to support implementation of educational choice initiative. She also served as The Windquest Group’s Chairman before she was nominated by President Trump.No Comments on Betsy DeVos’ Desire to Offer Quality Education to All American Students