Betsy DeVos has always been a woman who has followed her own path, and she has been able to get plenty accomplished in her lifetime by doing so. When she was younger, she attended a private Christian high school in the town of Holland, Michigan. She also became very interested in a movement that was supported by the Dutch community in Holland. This movement is now known as educational choice, and its aim is to ensure that every young student in America has the same educational opportunities as one another.
As a young adult, Betsy DeVos attended Calvin College, which is a private Christian college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She eventually earned her Bachelor of Arts in business economics while attending college and has continued to call Grand Rapids her home. During her time in college, she became very interested in politics on the campus and continued to be interested in politics after she graduated. This inspired her to serve as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party for six years, and she has also served in other government positions over the years.
Many people refer to Betsy DeVos as a reformer, and she has definitely proven herself to be so. She was promoting educational choice before it became as popular as it is today, and she continues to do so with the same drive she had many years ago. She is now in a better position to do even more as the secretary of education for the U.S. In classic DeVos style, one of her first moves in the position was to attempt to set a meeting with two women who have completely different points of view than her. These women were Lily Eskelsen Garcia and Randi Weingarten who are the leaders of the two largest teachers unions in the nation. Garcia declined to meet with DeVos, which was to be expected, but, surprisingly, Randi Weingarten accepted the invitation.
Betsy DeVos also turned some heads when she made a surprise appearance at SLAM, which is a charter school that was started up by the rapper Pitbull. DeVos didn’t just make an appearance at the school, she spent some time onstage with Pitbull. This took many people by surprise because Pitbull is a rapper who loads his lyrics with cuss words. As a conservative Christian, DeVos doesn’t see eye to eye with Pitbull on many things, but she made the appearance with him to support charter schools and what they have to offer students.
Betsy DeVos is an American businesswoman and philanthropist who helped to create the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The foundation has donated millions of dollars to the causes that she and her husband find the most important. She serves as the foundation’s chairman and also serves on the boards of the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Betsy DeVos has tirelessly worked towards creating a better future for students in the United States, and she has already made plenty of progress in this endeavour.
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