Betsy DeVos has become a leader in education reform. She was doing this long before she took on the role of Secretary of Education. I don’t think that many people knew just how qualified Betsy DeVos would be for the position of Secretary of Education. Most people may have never heard of her before she was nominated by Donald Trump, but I was well aware of Betsy DeVos and all that she was doing for the education system long before her nomination.
I am familiar with Betsy DeVos primarily because of the success of her husband. Most people may not be aware of who her husband is either, but I am aware of Dick DeVos because he has a prominent name in the business world. As an entrepreneur I am keenly aware of the fact that his father was the founder of Amway. Dick DeVos took over this company at one time and also made a lot of contributions to education with his wife Betsy DeVos.
These two philanthropists have been heavily linked to huge donations for the education system in America, and I believe that more donations are on the way. Betsy and Dick DeVos give so much to education that they have actually created their own foundation. Their charitable donations and the wealth that they have is the starting point for a better education system. They know that they cannot do it on their own so they really depend on others to step it up and give back to education as well.
Betsy DeVos has put a lot of time and energy into researching charter schools and the vouchers for these non-traditional schools. The public school system has been in place for many years, and there have been a lot of complaints from parents and adults that have gone through the public school system.
There have been a lot of low scores on standardized tests, and the difference between school is astounding. The kids that go to the charter schools are often beating out the children that attend public school when it comes to academic performance. This is why Betsy DeVos has been such an advocate for charter school systems. She believes that children should not be denied a quality education just because of their environment outside of school.
Betsy DeVos is really trying to give more students an opportunity to excel what they like. So many school systems that have a traditional structure will only cover the basics, and every student is not going to excel in politics, math and science. Schools must offer more than classes that are teaching about history and science. Betsy DeVos is an advocate of keeping the arts in the education system. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.