Betsy DeVos: Doing Her Part to Make America Great Again

There are so many different things that need to change when it comes to systems in America. We live in a time where the current president claims that he wants to “make America great again”, but what does such an assertion mean for every day Americans? It’s true, that they will more than likely expect some types of government overhauls, but what can they do to help enact a real degree of change. Well, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos believes that the first thing they can do is look at their children’s school system and make some very tough decisions about what they believe is going to be best for their children.

 

By doing this, Betsy DeVos believes that parents will feel a sense of empowerment that needs to accompany more decisions that are being made in this age of American involvement. The problem is, that America isn’t great right now and students are actually being put in a position where they are not getting an education that is competitive with other students around the globe. Parents need to look at this and ascertain whether or not this is going to be something they need to take action on. It might be possible that privatization of the educational system in America can be the only way to help revive that dying system.

 

Betsy DeVos is one of the major proponents of school choice. Another way of describing school choice is by thinking of a type of private education. Parents can accomplish this through a variety of ways that match a variety of budgets. Homeschooling is a very economical option that parents can elect to go through, it will foster a greater amount of bonding and help parents ensure that their children are receiving a quality education that they understand. They also have the option of sending their children to a virtual school where they have an exposure to children from many different backgrounds that will allow them to gain a deeper knowledge of the world. They also have more time devoted to self-directive activities that will help them develop skills necessary for self-learning. Parents that must work outside of the home or are not available can look into the charter school or private school systems. Both offer superb levels of education that will keep the parents involved in the process throughout their entire learning career.

 

Betsy DeVos knows that there are options available, parents just need to understand those options as well. While these were just a few of the ones that they can elect to enroll their children, there are new types of hybrid programs springing up every single day. These programs can offer a unique perspective that will allow students to tailor their parental level of involvement based on the schedules that all family members have. The thing is, that this allows parents to customize the education approach instead of plopping their children down into a system that has been operating under the same type of standards for years without adapting in any kind of way. Betsy DeVos knows that change is good, and this change will make America great.

 

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Dick DeVos Has Always Been A Part Of Making Grand Rapids Michigan A Great City To Live In

In 1991, Dick DeVos caught wind of a plan to construct a multi-purpose convention and sports arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and he began to lobby against it as soon as he could. The reason he opposed the convention center was that he believed it would not be a good thing for the downtown area of the city. He encouraged people to look at the lesson of how the Pontiac Silverdome and Palace of Auburn Hills hurt the city of Detroit when the Pistons and Lions vacated in the 1970s. His opposition to the convention center started up Grand Action, which is a body of leaders in business who were the main reason for the building of Michigan State University’s medical school, the DeVos Performance Hall, Van Andel Arena, and many others.

 

Dick DeVos and his Wife, Betsy DeVos, have always focused their efforts on changing state laws that effect labor and education to align more closely with their GOP leanings. Mr. DeVos was the reason for the 2012 law that changed the state of Michigan into a place where workers do not have to be in a union to get a job. While most people know Dick DeVos for his political opinions, the truth is he also donates plenty of his own money to culture and the arts, programs that build leaders, healthcare and services for people, churches, and initiatives that improve scholarships for private schools and the reforming of the educational system. His wife and himself donated $12.5 million to help with the building of a $103 million children’s hospital that was named after his mother.

 

Educational reform has always been a top matter of concern for Dick DeVos, and a lot of his focus has been to ensure that kids from poor families get the same opportunities as any other kid does. While he has met resistance, his wife and him have been able to make some progress, and now 24 states have vouchers for private schools, which gives parents more choices as to where their children can attend school. Recently, unrelated to the educational industry, Dick DeVos has been appointed to oversee the Federal Aviation Administration as a part of its top civilian panel. Along with 12 others, he will help to advise the senior management of the FAA on matters of spending, regulations, planning for the long-term, and policy. The position is voluntary and lasts for three years.

 

Dick DeVos was the President of Amway, in the past, which was co-founded by his father. He is now the CEO of The Windquest Group, which is a holding company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His work on improving the Gerald R. Ford International Airport is known to most people who live in Michigan, and Jim Gill, CEO of Ford airport, expressed his belief that Dick DeVos will be a great asset to the FAA Management Advisory Council. Dick DeVos is also the co-founder of the charter school, the West Michigan Aviation Academy, which helps to get students ready for aviation related careers.

 

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