In November 2016, Betsy DeVos was nominated as the education secretary under Donald Trump’s ministry. Described as brilliant as well as passionate advocate for education, Betsy was elated to join the think tanks of the world’s most influential economy. But before her nomination, a lot was cooking in terms of her performance indices.
The American billionaire was born in 1958. Also described as a dedicated businesswoman, philanthropist as well as an education activist, Betsy DeVos commits to revolutionizing the American learning system by implementing new ideas. Also active on political donations, she is the daughter of Edgar Prince of the prestigious Prince Corporation Supplies, a firm that specializes in supplying customers with automobile spare parts. This firm is closely linked to America’s military contract company Blackwater. Well Betsy DeVos also has strong academic credentials that set her aside from her competitors. The alumnus of Calvin College was a very industrious student who shared her visions to succeed with her classmates. All too often, she was caught in the middle of school reforms campaigns that would strategically define her charisma to defend students and fight for their rights to the proper learning environment.
Moreover, Betsy DeVos is a successful businesswoman holding senior leadership positions like working for Windquest Group, an independent company that puts resources to the development of companies that deal in technology, manufacturing as well as clean energy. With the husband Dick DeVos, the team has contributed a lot of monetary resources to the development of such like companies since 1989 when Windquest was established.
Besty DeVos first learned about the dwindling standards of education systems when she took her children to school. Accompanied by her husband Dick DeVos of course, they realized that most scholars lacked essential school resources. Therefore, she took it upon herself to revolutionize the system by implementing a series of viable policies that she would later work on and succeed. That is how she managed to start off. With that said, Betsy DeVos has been parting with millions towards education reforms. For starters, she has in the past contributed about $30 million. This was just a one-time donation over which, she pledged more future contributions.
Well, the DeVoses name has always been at the pinnacle of West Michigan’s social media platforms. Coupled with the wealth they have amassed over the past decades, it is no secret that Betsy DeVos is just giving back to the community as much as she can, to elevate everyone’s living standard. Because of her donations to the education system, various schools have benefitted. Among these schools are ;
Success Academy Charter Schools – this school received $150,000 in 2015. Betsy DeVos pledged an additional $150,000 for future use.
The Potter’s House in Grand Rapids- this school received $200,000 in the same year (2015). Betsy DeVos categorically stated in an interview that she is a massive contributor to the school because that is where her roots are.
Conclusively, Betsy DeVos is an instrumental education reformer who uses her resources to improve other people’s lives by all means.
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