BETSY DEVOS: A PHILANTHROPIST AND EDUCATION REFORMER

Politics naturally runs in Betsy DeVos blood and for more than 30 years she has been involved in active Reformist politics that touches on education.Betsy DeVos reformist streak started while she was still studying in college. Born Elisabeth Prince she has had the opportunity of being the Republican Party chairman in Michigan for six years.

She has also led various politically instigated committees, campaigns, campaigns among others. In addition to this, she also had the opportunity of rallying behind her husband when he became the Republican Governor nominee for the Michigan seat. Betsy DeVos most outstanding nature is her philanthropic nature. The enterprising education reformist has been at the forefront of various philanthropy causes. Some of them include The Windquest Group where she serves as chairman. The company deals with investments in clean energy, technology, and manufacturing. Follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.com

She started the company with her spouse in 1989. Betsy DeVos is a leading education reformist; this role has led her to be the seating chairman of the Alliance School Choice and American Federation for Children. She is also in The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation where she shits as a chairman. In addition to this, she also sits on the board of the Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA and DeVos Institute for Arts Management among many others.

Betsy DeVos has been spearheading the private school’s voucher program in Milwaukee. The program has been the first one in America to advocate for private schools attendance where students want to attend them as opposed to traditional government schools which are failing. Mrs. DeVos started her education reform campaign when her children were attending the Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids.

When she noticed that many parents were striving a lot to ensure that their children get a quality education. Mr. DeVos and his wife decided to assist some children from underprivileged families to achieve the education they yearned for.

This noble gesture gave birth to a foundation that provided scholarships to underprivileged children.

In turn, her husband Dick DeVos was elected into the Michigan State Board of Education in 1990. However, it wasn’t feasible to provide scholarships to all the underprivileged families in the area, regardless, of how much they wanted to assist them. This helplessness motivated Betty DeVos to form the Great Lakes Education Project which was a political action committee dedicated to supporting education charge through the expansion of charter schools in Michigan.

Within two years the project had become successful and this steered them to take it to a national level. Eventually, this became the genesis of the American Federation for Children and Betsy DeVos became the chair of this body. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.

ABOUT BETSY DEVOS:

Betsy DeVos is a dedicated education reformer, philanthropist, advocate of education rights and entrepreneur. The mother of four has a Bachelor of Arts Degree which she acquired from the Calvin College in Michigan

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