The education system of the United States could certainly be improved. These words would be the remarkable words of one of the most philanthropic figures of the nation today. Betsy DeVos, who made her life a struggle to change the American education forever, is nowadays the U.S. Secretary of Education for Trump’s Presidency, a position that she earned through hard work and intense fighting for reform in the department.
She is a supporter of the movement that they call the “educational choice movement,” which is a revitalization that many liberal people in the country want to happen on the school network. Betsy DeVos is more commonly known as her spot as an attorney that has advocated in support of the movement and of those that stand for it. Follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.com
The educational choice movement was designed to convince politicians that the current education of the United States is not truly a right of every citizen in the country. According to Betsy DeVos, while she was a student of Potter’s House Christian School with her current husband, Richard “Dick” DeVos, she saw many of her colleagues have their parents struggling to keep their children in that school, which was already a standard school choice for low-income families.
Even though Potter’s House Christian School was already not very expensive, still, some families were having a hard time affording the expensive education that had grown more unaffordable for low-income parents as time passed. Seeing that reality, Betsy DeVos decided to make her lifetime career a constant support of a revitalization of the educational system by leading initiatives, advocating for the movement and being part of associations and foundations that wanted the U.S. to be a better place.
Betsy DeVos and Dick DeVos nowadays are charitable people that are part of many foundations, and not every one of them is related to education only. Betsy Devos is part of the American Federation for Children (AFC), the group Kids Hope USA that aims to make a difference in the life of American children that are at-risk, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, that fights for the reform to happen and for the quality educational to be a right of every citizen, which would consequently lead to a more developed country.
Her husband founded with Betsy the Windquest Group, which is a company that aims to change the world by investing in departments that can lead to a better future somehow. One of these examples is their investments in sustainable energy, a decision that Dick DeVos himself decided was crucial for the enterprise’s investment plan. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.
Betsy DeVos’ fight for the American education did lead to some amazing results throughout her years of fighting: There are currently thousands of students in 33 publicly funded schools across the country. The philanthropist considers charter schools and homeschooling to be perfectly valid options for parents who do not have the income to support quality education in the U.S., but she still believes that it is important to increase the choices of Americans regarding what kind of education they want for their children.
According to Betsy, for her, success would mean a future where every American child was able to discover their full potential in the education that their parents chose, not by force, but by option.