Betsy DeVos is a force to reckon with when it comes to matters of education and charity work to improve education in the country. Together with her husband Dick DeVos, they have given to charity a total of $139 million for the betterment of education especially in their home state Michigan. Collectively, they have been ranked at number 24 on the Forbes list of top philanthropists.
Currently, she is serving in a position that she loves as the Secretary of Education under the Trump regime. So far, she has been involved in a major disagreement about the students who are transgender. Overall, she is doing great at her position.
Betsy DeVos’ Interests
Betsy DeVos is hailed as an innovator who creates environments where she likes to see everyone thrive. That is why she has fought so hard to make sure that whatever happens, the children in this country get what they deserve. She has shown a particular interest in some of these things:
- The transgender issue about bathrooms and their usage
- The voucher programs used in the schools
- The school choices
- Charter schools
- Politics and the betterment of the education sector in general
As evidenced by her spirited fight in the just concluded bathroom debacle pitted against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, she does not like people who try to disrupt school environments and the tranquility of quality education.
The Bathroom-Transgender Issue
Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to rescind the bill passed during Obama’s administration that allowed transgender students their choice of bathrooms and a better education.
They were at it for a while but finally, with trump’s backing, the bill was rescinded and it sparked debate about the stance President Trump has been taking on the rights of LGBTQI and Minorities. Read more news on CNN.
Betsy graduated from Holland Christian High School. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In school related matters, she has been serving as the chairman of the Philanthropy Roundtable, The American Federation for Children. She also served on several boards that have included: The DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the University of Maryland and American Enterprise Institute, ArtPrize, Foundation for Excellence in Education.
The Charitable Acts
Mostly, it has been her home state that has gotten the best out of her charity works with her husband but now that she is the Secretary of Education, we can always expect more from her and her works. So far, they have donated to the following schools.
- The DeVos Institute of Arts Management-They invested $22 million to launch this school at the University of Maryland.
- Michigan Aviation Academy
- Compass College of Cinematic Arts
- Northwood University
- Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning
In conclusion– we can say that Betsy is a woman committed to helping the education sector get back on its feet and get the American Dream going.
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