Betsy DeVos was born on January 8th, 1958 to Elsar and Edgar Prince. She studied in Holland Christina High School and later Calvin Michigan University, where she played many political roles. She later graduated from the college with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics in 1979.
Betsy is currently a powerful American business woman, philanthropist, political and education reformer. She was elected by Donald Trump as the current Secretary of Education in the United States. She and her husband Dick are Republicans, who have supported the Charter and Voucher schools for many years. She served several leadership positions in the party and got to the peak in 1992 when she served as the national committee woman. Betsy served in this position until 1997 and her good performance led her to be elected as the party chairman in 1996. She was reelected in this position for 4 times and her good performance was the reason she was reelected. However, she finally resigned from the position to pursue other courses.
Betsy is a philanthropist mainly through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family foundation, which is mainly meant for charitable contributions. The family gives to many courses but the highest priority is education as they seek to change the destiny of the under privileged kids and make them achieve the American dream. Betsy has often said that it was hard for kids who schooled in the public system to attain the American dream as they were limited by the system. Consequently, she endorses the Charter and Voucher schools, which though more expensive, tend to deliver more knowledge to the kids.
As the current Education Secretary, many people in the public system fear that Betsy DeVos will propel the system to destruction given her negative sentiments towards the same. However, there are also chances that she will improve them to take up a more modernized system that helps all kids achieve their dreams. At the same time, Betsy will also help propel the Charter and Voucher schools, given the fact that she is now in an influential position to do so.
Other than that, Betsy DeVos also is a businesswoman, who seeks for reform just as she does in education. She is the chairman of the WindQuest Group, which she and her husband founded, and which attracted other private investors in shares. The group’s main agenda is to invest in new technology, clean energy, and manufacturing.
Betsy also plays some nonprofit roles such as being chairman of the family foundation, whose main role is philanthropy. Betsy is also a member of national and local boards such as the Kennedy Center and Kids Hope USA. She also serves in the American Federation for Children, where she serves as the chairperson.
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