Betsy DeVos has been appearing on the front page of news articles and journals for quite a while now. The Michigan native was given the position of the Education Minister after one of the closest voting polls ever to be conducted in the course of United States history. The position was given to her after a record-breaking equal amount of votes were cast, while voting for the two representatives who would go on to be Education Ministers under President Donald Trump.
Since then, Betsy has voiced her opinion on numerous reforms she plans to put in place as the Education Minister of America. Betsy has always cared about the education system in the country and has always tried to bring about change for the future generations of the country. Betsy is no stranger to being at the forefront of numerous educational reforms. One of the more prominent movements that Betsy was part of was the School Charter Movement. During this, Betsy lobbied for the use of public and government funds for the upliftment of the education system in the country. She was of the opinion that making all public schools follow the same system of teaching that is imparted in private schools will significantly up the quality of education that is given to the students.
In the past, Betsy along with her husband Dick DeVos have set out on numerous philanthropic ventures to help students who are deserving and who require assistance. A few years ago, the couple started their foundation, called the DeVos Family Foundation with the aim of providing monetary aid to students. The Foundation was set up with the aim to help and provide support to organizations who focus on programs for the encroachment of the community, the arts, and justice. Through the organization, the husband-wife duo has donated over a million dollars towards various charities and have helped numerous lives. Also, the DeVos Family Foundation support some causes ranging from educational programs to healthcare improvements.
Among the numerous organizations that she has helped and supports, one of the foundations that received the most recognition is the Education Freedom Fund. The fund was set up to provide scholarships to deserving students hailing from the Michigan area. With this award, Betsy hopes that these deserving students will go on and seek a higher level of education, with the aim of making them more well rounded contributing members to society.
It isn’t just the society that Betsy DeVos seeks to help. She is also an active supporter of organizations preserving and improving the environment. In 2011, DeVos donated a large sum of money to fund a private study revolving around the pollution of the Laka Macatawa in Ottawa County.
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