Betsy DeVos Is The Educational Reformer That American Families Have Been Waiting For
It would be difficult to find someone who has worked as hard as Betsy DeVos has to give American families the freedom of educational choice. While others pay lip service to the subject, she is out in the trenches fighting the good fight. She, herself, attended Calvin College, which is a private college in Michigan, and there, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics. She has also visited other private schools and has found that there is an environment of support that is focused on the education of the kids who go there. Basically, the children who attend private schools are the stars of the show.
Betsy DeVos has always put her money where her mouth is and not only donates to causes that support educational choice but also actively works to get laws passed that would support this. She would like to see laws that allow public funds to pay for private school tuition as well as charter school tuition. She believes that the idea that parents must send their kids to a school based solely on the zip code of where they live is a ridiculous one. She also abhors the idea that private schools and charter schools are set aside for the rich, and this is why she wants public funds to support anyone who decides to send their children to a charter school or private school.
Betsy DeVos has worked together with her husband, Dick DeVos, to create the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. She serves as the foundation’s Chairman and has overseen the donation of millions of dollars. She is also a member of various local and national boards, and some of these include Mars Hill Bible Church, the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Kids Hope USA. Mrs. DeVos is also the Chairman for the American Federation for Children. She also just happens to be the new Secretary of Education for the United States where she hopes to make a big difference.
When Betsy DeVos was asked in an interview what her biggest successes have been, she replied that they have taken place in the state of Florida. There, the state’s tax-credit scholarship program has helped to give more parents the freedoms she has been fighting for. In fact, more than 50,000 kids are currently receiving their education from the a school that their family chose for them to be in. She also commented that there has been a lot of support for the program in the state of Florida and that one of the best aspects of the program has been that it proves itself to be worthy by its own success. Rather than having to struggle even harder in the state of Florida to get the approval to move forward with more of these kinds of programs, the people there are being won over by seeing it work right in front of her eyes. Betsy DeVos has known that educational choice would work all along, now it is her job to continue to reveal this to others.
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