Betsy DeVos is a reformer and has all through been an active member in the educational reform movement. She is a graduate of Calvin College where she actively participated in the University Politics. Betsy has been a lead at different party organizations and campaign. She was once the chairman of the Republican Party for around six years.
Betsy DeVos is married to Dick DeVos who was an aspirant for the governorship of Michigan nominated by the Republican Party. This is a clear indication that the spirit of reforming runs through the family. Betsy DeVos has a variety of leadership roles such as the chairman of the American Federation for Children, Alliance of School Choice and the Windquest Group, a firm they established back in the year 1989 in collaboration with her husband. The firm basically invests in manufacturing, clean energy and technology. Dick DeVos was once the president of the Orlando magic NBA franchise and the Amway.
In an exclusive interview, Betsy said that it was not just instantly that she joined educational-movement reforms but the whole process was a step by step affair. She said that when her children were at a school going age, her together with the husband, they paid a visit to Potters House Christian School. The school for a long period of time, it had been serving children mainly those from low income families and while there, they got to have a word or two with several parents. They visited the school more frequently from then and they learnt that most of the parents there experienced difficulties when it came to payment their children’s fees. That kind of situation triggered them to offer support to individual students at the school and this became a great commitment.
This kind of dedication made them even think on a wider perspective about education and by doing so, Dick expressed his interest in vying for the State Board of Education in Michigan which he successfully managed. After the elections, Betsy DeVos established a foundation through which she gave out scholarships to students from families that earned little income. She was also working with two national charities which both worked towards expanding educational choice through vouchers and tax credits.
Betsy DeVos was born back in the year 1958 into a wealthy, conservative prince family. She practices religion as a Christian as she was raised at a church in Holland. She is a dedicated family woman with a husband, Dick DeVos, and four already grown up children. The family has all through been contributing to conservative religious and political causes.
Betsy DeVos pursues reforms by manipulation of several nonprofit roles. She chairs their family foundation and her charitable efforts are felt in the entire nation. Betsy also actively participates in several national and local boards like the DeVos Institute for Arts Management among others. She is largely known as a senior advocate for the educational choice movement.
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