Betsy DeVos has been making headlines and been receiving a lot of light lately. The Michigan native was recently announced as the Secretary Of Education Of the United States after one of the closest and most grueling nominations ever. She won a history-making tiebreaker – one that has never been seen before at the election of a Secretary of Education.
Betsy has been an adamant advocator of various school movements, aiming to change the current education system in America. Before her election, she was at the forefront of the school charter movement. The movement was to get the government to use public and taxpayers money to fund public schools so that American children will get access to a better quality of education as compared to what they currently get in public schools.
She also was at the forefront of a movement that aimed to grade schools all over America the same way they do with children’s report cards. Betsy was of the opinion that such a grading system would give parents to be more informed about the schools they are putting their kids into and to help them make better decisions regarding quality education for their children.
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Betsy believes that proper education is one of the most important things which America should focus on. Through her position at the office, she plans to revolutionize the school system and bring about changes that will affect the younger generations to lead to a better, smarter America ultimately.
Along with her husband, Betsy and her husband formed the DeVos Family Foundation. The primary purpose of the foundation was to aid children and talented students and to provide them with the right resources to be able to develop themselves to better contribute to society. Betsy is known for regularly handing out scholarships to students who show exemplary talent in their public schools. The award is given with the aim of aiding them so that they can get a better education at private schools to develop their talents better.
The DeVos Family Foundation doesn’t just provide scholarships to school students, but to college students as well. The Foundation awards students who are passing out of their MBA programs from prominent Michigan Universities so that they can go out into society with a better grip on their lives and contribute to their communities, as compared to other students, who mostly pass out of college and have to face a significant amount of debt.
Also, the DeVos Family Foundation also helps their local communities with arts and culture programs to boost the creativity and talents of kids who are talented in those particular fields. Betsy DeVos is an avid supporter of the arts and previously served as a member of the board of directors at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts during the tenure of President Bush.
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