Betsy DeVos Seeks To Fix Education In America Forever

We are living in exciting times to be an American. The entire political landscape of the country was turned on its head in 2016 when Donald Trump, a reality TV star and real estate mogul, won the presidency over the establishment choice of Hilary Clinton. It was made evidently clear that there was a test being run on the American public, albeit incidentally, and that the results pointed to how important it was for there to be lasting change in the country on a major level. Inside of the halls of the White House, President Trump quickly got to work assembling a Cabinet full of outsiders who specializes in unique ways to approach dealing with problems at the federal level. Of his many major appointments, one name stood out above the rest: Betsy DeVos.

 

Betsy DeVos was selected by President Trump in order to serve as the Secretary of Education for the entire country. Betsy DeVos is a prominent GOP supporter and donor from the state of Michigan and for the past thirty years or so she has been hard at work establishing herself as one of the leading conservative figures on education reform. Betsy DeVos had no federal work experience when she was tabbed by President Trump to serve in his Cabinet but her hard work as a private citizen made her an easy hire. What exactly is the change that Betsy DeVos is going to be bringing into the White House and, consequently, to the rest of America?

 

For Betsy DeVos, working as the Secretary of Education is perhaps the most effective tool that she could have dreamed of acquiring in her hunt to fix public education for the better. DeVos has been one of the most prominent supporters of educational choice policies that allow parents to pick and choose the education that most fits their children without being penalized by taxes for doing so. Betsy DeVos and other believers of school choice are of the mindset that public funding for education should be used on charter schools and private institutions as well. After all, why should a parent pay taxes into the school system if their child isn’t receiving any benefits from it?

 

Coming into Washington D.C., Betsy DeVos knows that she has a lot that she needs to prove in order to keep up in the new environment. The swamp of Washington D.C.’s political scene is notorious for a reason and the establishment has been known to reject up-and-comers like DeVos. With that being said, Betsy DeVos has already established herself as a sharp mind and someone who is fierce when put in the debate hall. With Betsy DeVos leading the Department of Education, things might actually get done.

 

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Dick DeVos’ Biography – American Entrepreneur, Businessman and Author

This industrial and commercial leader was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on October 21, 1955, and he’s become an influence to the U.S. since he adopted philanthropy to his life.

Richard “Dick” Devos draws a lot of attention of media because of his outsized political donations, But these sums are almost nothing when someone compares them to his charitable contributions, which has made the United States much more fruitful as a result.

During his lifetime the philanthropist, married to Betsy DeVos that is the current U.S. secretary of education in the Donald Trump’s government, donated to a variety of charity organizations nearly $139 million. The best indicators of the great man and humanist Dick DeVos’ deeds are the different reports of his contributions to charity organization in 2015 alone.

On his family Foundation website, you can find that he gave $11,6 million in charitable contributions. He comes from a family that has supported the republican party for decades. His entire family is humane and composed by great philanthropists, so they ended up on 24th place on Forbes recent “America top givers” list. That’s something they are very proud of, and the DeVos family has simply changed the life of hundreds of individuals for the best. If we analyze the data of all donations of this family during their long practice of giving money to charity, we would get approximately $1,33 billion, which is around a quarter of their estimated fortune.

If we consider the areas and organizations to which most money is donated, we can say that Dick DeVos believes that education is one of the priorities in which to invest, something that Betsy DeVos also wholeheartedly agrees. Over 3 million of his 11,6 million he donated in 2015 was for educational purposes. Also, he gave $357 000 to groups which support reforms in the educational system, in an attempt to improve the availability of schools for families that do not have the social condition to support high-quality education.

After education, the thing that this successful businessman invests most is art and culture. The basic source of Dick DeVos wealth is Amway Corporation, led by the family. This company has developed an entire network of distribution of health, home, and personal care products. Dick DeVos is married to Elizabeth Prince, who currently changed her name to “Betsy DeVos,” and who is the daughter of Edgar Prince, the founder, and proud owner of the Prince Corporation of Holland, Michigan. Her brother, Erik Prince, is the founder and president of the Blackwater private security firm, located in North Carolina, which is very active in Iraq and other countries in the vicinity. Dick and Elizabeth DeVos have four children named Rick, Elissa, Andrea, and Ryan, and they are, together, a very happy family that has achieved success by helping others and the country they live in.