Betsy DeVos Engages In Philanthropic Activities And Educational Reforms
Betsy DeVos has vast experience in engaging in educational reforms and philanthropic activities. In her recent interview, the United States’ Education Secretary talked at length about her experiences. After going through the interview at the company’s website, I was able to establish that Betsy is keen on enhancing educational reforms and achieving the same during her term in office. I am confident that she will be using her new position to roll out most of these changes she has been fighting for. Mrs. DeVos points out that the United States’ education sector has undergone several changes. Betsy contends that she started education reforms over two decades ago. She is pleased that the number of publicly funded private-choice programs in the United States has increased. For instance, there are 33 such programs spread in at least 17 states across the US. These programs have benefited over 250,000 students. Although there is still a long way to go, Betsy notes that this number is quite encouraging. She also said that the increase in the number of students in educational-choice program grew by over 40,000 students in 2016.
Mrs. DeVos notes that her fight for educational reforms started with her visit to The Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids. The school serves many children from low-income families. During the visit, the Betsy and Dick Devos came across parents who were doing everything within their means to ensure the school’s environment was safe for their children. The challenges faced by the parents encouraged Betsy and her husband to start her fight for educational reforms. The couple supports Potter’s House and other schools in the region and beyond. The couple’s commitment to changing the educational sector saw Dick DeVos run for the State Board of Education. He was elected to the board in 1990. This information was originally published Philanthropy Roundtable as elaborated in the following link http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/topic/excellence_in_philanthropy/interview_with_betsy_devos
Betsy DeVos (born Elizabeth Prince) is a shrewd entrepreneur, politician, educational reform activist and philanthropist. She serves as the current Secretary of Education following her appointment by President Donald Trump. She is also the chair of Windquest Group.
As a philanthropist, Betsy has engaged in several charitable activities. One of her earliest philanthropic works includes supporting Potter’s House Christian School. She has also supported several art competitions, educational reforms and good governance. Dick and Betsy Family Foundation, a group she co-founded together with her husband, handles most of her charity activities. She is the group’s chair. Betsy is married to Dick DeVos, the eldest son to the founder of Amway Corporation, Richard Devos. Notably, Betsy is the chair of the Alliance for School Choice and American Federation for Children (AFC). She sits on the boards of Mars Hill Bible Church, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Kids Hope USA and the DeVos Institute for Arts for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.
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