There isn’t anyone more dedicated to improving the educational system of the United States than Betsy DeVos. She is a true believer of allowing Americans to send their kids to a school that they want them to go to. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t have this opportunity, and many others that do have to make great economic sacrifices in order to be able to foot the bill. Growing up in Holland, Michigan, she had the opportunity to go to a private Christian High School, and she also attended a private Christian college named Calvin College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics.
After a visit to Potter’s House Christian School with her husband, Dick DeVos, she realized that many low-income families could barely afford to send their kids to a private or charter school. She met so many wonderful people at the school and felt sad that they had to sacrifice so much just to give their kids the education they deserved. The school was a safe place where their kids could actually focus on school rather than other problems, and she decided start donating money to help individual students at Potter’s House Christian School. Today, she continues to make donations to help out with the school and those who desire to send their kids their.
The philanthropy of Betsy DeVos has extended much further than one single private school. In fact, she has done a whole lot more than contribute to the cause of educational choice; she has championed it. As the chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, she has been a part of donating millions of dollars to support legislation, organizations, and individual schools who are part of moving the educational system of the United States forward. She believes her nation is running on an outdated model and spends plenty of her own time supporting those who are working to give American kids more choices as to where to receive their education.
Betsy DeVos surprised many people when she made a public appearance with the rapper Pitbull in Florida. She joined forces with him to support his charter school and also visited a spread of other schools in the state while she was at it. While she has received a lot of criticism by those who feel she is not dedicated to the public school system inside of the U.S.A., she has assured her critics that most American kids will likely continue to be served by the existing system. As the Secretary of Education for the United States, it is not her intention to bring down or hurt the schools in the nation. Instead, she will continue to improve the existing educational system by working to pass legislation that will give parents the choice as to where their children will receive their schooling.
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