Betsy was born in 1958 to her able parents; Elsa and Edgar, who were entrepreneurs with a conspicuously high standing. She went ahead to pursue her bachelors’ degree in Arts from Calvin College. Apparently, DeVos had a particular liking for politics and has taken part in Michigan Republican Party since 1982. She served several positions while there among them being; local precinct delegate, national committeewoman, chairperson and at some point an editor of the ‘Inside Michigan Politics’ bulletin. Again in 2003, she sought the presidents’ position, and sure enough, she qualified unopposed.
Betsy DeVos’ Charitable Works
Betsy and her husband Dick founded a charitable organization in 1989 and had since been channeling their million dollars towards its growth. They are strong in Christian beliefs, most likely reason that has made President Trump get inclined towards her. As per the tax records, in 2015 the couple donated over $10 million to a variety of organizations and went ahead to pledge even more, to be given in years to come. Among the benefiting organizations include; The Partnership for Educational Justice, Success Academy Charter Schools, The Potter’s House, Conservative organizations as well as various other colleges and universities across the country.
Why Betsy DeVos Deserves an Influential Position in Education Sector
I find it saddening that Barbara Miner could publish an article reprimanding Betsy. She alleges that Betsy is after introducing a voucher program to replace the current “democratically controlled public schools” system. There is so much elusiveness in the said allegations considering that the system is run by civil servants, and not necessarily democratically controlled. Again the system in use operates on goals that have the least interest of the children, which is probably the reason why survey shows that most color communities support vouchers. I find Betsy being the ideal person to handle the position of US education secretary. Apparently, as long as a school meets the states’ standards, use of vouchers should not be restricted. Check this related article from NYPost.com
No doubt Betsy is an iron woman who is passionate for God. Having been in politics has taught her to be resilient. I am confident that she has accumulated a lot of leadership qualities following the various positions she has served. As at now, she feels greatly honored to serve in the president Trump’s regime. Her passion is unstoppable, and the zeal unrelenting. At no point will DeVos stoop low or shy from any office, however influential. She is an epitome of resilience. When Betsy talks of vouchers, I know that her motive is positive, especially towards the children. It is only this month that she assumed office and I cannot wait for the transformation she will bring in the education sector. Folllow Betsy on Twitter