Betsy DeVos: Advocating for Equity in American Education System

After her relentless effort to seek ways to improve the quality of education in the United States, Mrs. Betsy DeVos was added more responsibilities by President Donald Trump to be his Education Secretary. In fact, it is the right time for Mrs. DeVos to advance her education agenda while serving the federal government. For very many years, Betsy was actively involved in various causes that supported reforms in the education sector. Today, the educational choice she had been advocating for many years is already operational in half of the states in the U.S. The District of Columbia is also covered by this program.

Reasons Why Betsy Decided to Push for Reforms

Several years ago, Betsy and Dick visited one of the largest schools in Grand Rapids, the Potter’s, which mainly served low-income families in this area. It was extremely hard for some parents to pay school fees for their kids at this school. The couple decided to select specific students and offer them scholarships, and that commitment is still on course even today. However, they could not help all the needy students in Michigan, or even their home town Grand Rapids, and that made them seek alternative ways to ensure all less-fortunate students have equal chances of accessing quality education. Betsy was involved in the formation of several foundations and PACs to advance her cause.

The foundations provided scholarships to children from low income family backgrounds, while the political action committees pushed for legislation reforms that gave rise to formation of charter schools and education-choice options.Mrs. DeVos (@ Betsy DeVos ) Twitter served on boards of two national charities that advocated for scholarships through vouchers and tax credits. Later, she formed Great Lakes Education Projects, a political movement based in Michigan, which was involved in the expansion of charter schools in the state. This movement achieved enormous success in early 2000s, and those involved thought it was the right time to move to the next level and make it national. Mrs. Betsy DeVos was an integral part of this organization, as she was involved in proposing potential politicians, whom they supported in order to push for legislation that advanced the need to have an inclusive education system in the U.S

Betsy DeVos’ Career History

Betsy DeVos has spent much of her life advancing the needs to have effective education system that accommodates the needs of all students regardless of their family backgrounds. In her new role as secretary, Mrs. Betsy DeVos will seek ways to ensure the control of education is reverted back to state governments and localities. Prior to becoming secretary, she was an executive at the family owned business, The Windquest Group. She also served on numerous civic and charitable groups at both local and national levels.

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