Being from a family with a background in philanthropy, I believe Betsy DeVos took an interest in both philanthropy and education at an early age. She later attended Calvin College in Michigan and attained a Degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In college, she was actively involved in campus politics, and after school, she remained politically active. Betsy was the chairman of Michigan Republic Party. As director, she set a political action committee, Great Lakes Education Project whose role was to promote educational reforms through establishing charter schools in the state. Apart from the politics, she is heavily involved charity events, and she is also part of many charity and civic organizations.Both Betsy and her husband founded, Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Fund, a foundation Betsy heads. She is also the foreperson in both the American Foundation for Children and Alliance for School Choice. She is also a participant of numerous boards both regionally and nationwide including Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope US.
Foundation for Excellence in Education and DeVos Institute of Arts Management. Betsy additionally funds the Polite House Christian School, a school that provisions educations for low-income families in a safe and unified manner.She later started a foundation with the aim of providing scholarships for children from economically challenged families. This organization, American Federation for children later became All Children Matter. Since the early 1990s, she was in various education choice movements. In 1993 she participated in the passing of the first Charter school bill in Michigan which advocated for the introduction of vouchers and tax credit scholarships. During this period she was also part of two national boards that is Children First America and the American Education Reform Council that aim at expanding education choice by providing better education options.Betsy DeVos is responsible for education reforms in almost 25 states in the nation.
In Florida, she oversaw the tax credit scholarship program that aims at giving broad education choices to numerous students. He has also helped raise awareness through paying for radio broadcasts and billboards to advocate for education in many states. She is entirely devoted to increasing educational opportunities for children at the same time giving the parents power to choose the education program to give their children. I learned that Betsy embraces digital learning with a belief it will enable students to reach their full potential.Prior, she also worked at an Investment Management company as the executive officer. Currently, Betsy is the secretary of education in the United States. Her primary objective as the head in this ministry is to offer quality education to all students in the country equally. From her perspective, she wants to eradicate the Zip code as a reason limiting students to obtain an education. I also learned that her focus is on giving parents the power of choice in school settings for their kids.