Betsy Devos is a well known philanthropist, besides her work for education and her current role as Secretary of Education for the United States government under President Donald Trump. For over thirty years, she has worked for a better education for all children over the country. She is the chairman of the charitable foundation that she founded together with her husband, the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. She is also a member of the board for many other charitable and nonprofit organizations. She is the chairman of the board for Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for children.
She is happy with the progress she has made. There are now over a quarter of a million students in private schools that have received public funds so that even children who need to attend a private school, because they can flourish better there, can receive the best education they need in the secular subjects just like any other child in America. This is in over seventeen states. More and more states are passing legislation that will allow private schools to flourish and received the funding that is necessary.Betsy Devos was interested in giving children an education at a young age, as her own mother was a teacher. She herself attended a private school. When she had her own children, she realized that the public school system is not necessarily for every child. Some children need to be able to make good choices about the type of school they will attend. If no funding is made possible for other schools, their choices will be severely limited.
For a decade and a half, Betsy Devos was a mentor for kids at the Grand Rapids Public Schools. She has a lot of experience with educating children herself. Her experience has allowed her to gain a real understanding of what kids need and how we can help them succeed. She attended Calvin College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree.She is also experienced in politics. She was the chair of the Michigan Republican Party. She started the Great Lakes Education Project, which was a Public Action Committee that was designed to help kids get a better education. That lead to the American Federation for Children, where she became the chair as well. She also helped out with a committee called All Children Matter. She says that her biggest success in regards to education was in Florida.