Betsy DeVos is the 11th secretary of education in the US. She has been in the school sector for more than three decades. Her achievements are the advocacy for small children and the voice of parents in the development of the education. Her happiness comes when she sees small children get a quality education all over the USA.
Her mother, a public school teacher, was the one person who encouraged her to pursue education and make sure that all individuals get a quality education. She has worked for and with children who are at risk as a mentor in the Grand Rapids area, Michigan. Betsy graduated from Calvin College in Michigan where she got her BA degree. Check this related article from nypost.com.
Betsy DeVos has continuously shown leadership qualities in everywhere that she goes. She is a reformer in all her endeavors, something that they have in their family. She has worked with her husband, Dick DeVos in these reforming tendencies. Dick was the Republican nominee for Governor Michigan.
Together with her husband, she has ensured that the kids from poor backgrounds in the US can learn in an environment that is safe for them. They helped the Latino parents send children to private schools by funding them. She is generous and has always helped low-income earning parents in educating their children.
She started a foundation that sponsored kids to private schools that the parents chose. This scholarship fund was necessary, but the children were not all going to get it, so it did not solve the real problem of getting all children to private school.
Her efforts in the 1990s of being a board member in two charitable organizations, the Children First America and the American Education Reform Council allowed them to expand educational choices of schools using vouchers and tax credits. She has worked hard for the promotion of education reforms by the expansion of charter schools in Michigan. This was when she formed the Great Lakes Education Project. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.
The Great Lakes Education Project led to her joining the American Federation for Children that Betsy chairs. The federation was started by the late John Watson and her husband. It changed its name to All Children Matter that she chaired. School choice supporters worked with her in the Alliance for School Choice that was an organization helping parents know about the need for a greater education choice. Legislators were advised on how to implement the education laws so that children could benefit from them.
American Federation for Children came up with the American Federation for Children Action Fund that stills functions by prioritizing the education of students. Betsy and other members are well organized, and they have been excelling in their objectives of putting children’s education first and financing them.