Betsy DeVos, the current U.S. Secretary of Education, has the vision to provide high-quality education system to the country. If anyone has a question on her eligibility, I have the answer for them that there is no one there more eligible than her considering Betsy’s long years of education activism and initiatives to bring quality education to the children in the country. Apart from an education activist, she is renowned as one of the top contributors to various philanthropic causes in the country. She envisions high-quality education for all children that helps them to chase their dreams without any discrimination in case of race, sex, language, etc.
During her education activity days, she proposed a number of innovative solutions to make the education sector very competitive and thus high-quality. Her ideas including the school of choice, the charter system, etc., well decorated to make the quality education for even the lowest class of the society. I always wanted to congratulate her efforts that made significant changes in wherever it applied. We must understand the meaning of even Democrats supporting and implementing her initiatives especially, the concept of the school of choice. The fact that the initiatives got a widespread acceptance is really enthralling an educational activist like me. She also has a better perception of the technology changes and accepts digital learning as an option, though she thinks it is still in the infancy stage.
She and her husband Dick DeVos are very keen on spending their time in the education sector. They set up a foundation called Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation to initiate their spending on various causes. Interestingly, a major share of their contributions goes to education uplift. To encourage arts, her family established ArtPrize in 2009, and that conducts art competitions every year in Grand Rapids. She is on the board of directors of a number of non-profit organizations, education groups, and departments such as Philanthropy Roundtable, American Federation for Children, and Foundation for Excellence in Education, Alliance for School Choice, DeVos Institute of Arts Management, etc. I admire her dedication as she spends most of her time in activism and philanthropic work than running her personal businesses. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.
Betsy completed her graduation from Calvin College located in Grand Rapids. Betsy DeVos is a long-time associate of Republican Party and held the post of Chairman of Michigan Republican Party four times. She and Dick founded The Windquest Group in 1989, a privately held investment management firm run by both she and Dick. She was the Chairman of the firm until recently, and it invests in manufacturing, clean energy, and technology. Many of the Americans including me seeing her elevation with great expectation, and she would make all her efforts to fulfill her vision by overcoming the challenges that are blocking quality education for all. Check this related article from nypost.com.