Betsy DeVos: The Education Secretary

Betsy is a remarkable woman serving as the secretary of education. As a philanthropy person, she is also very high up, so far they have donated $139 million with her husband to charity in education.

Alma Mater

She graduated from Holland Christian High School. From Calvin College in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, she earned her Bachelor of Arts.

In other positions, she has been serving as the Chairman of The Philanthropy Roundtable and The American Federation for Children. She has been serving as a board member of the following groups over the years:

  • The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at University of Maryland
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • ArtPrize
  • Foundation for Excellence in Education

So Far

In her current position, she is well placed to make all the change she has been talking about and trying to change all these years. This can be seen in the recent debacle where there was an argument about the Bathroom rights of the transgender student community.

Education Sector

When it comes to the education sector, she does not spare opinions, money or effort. She is s staunch supporter of education and what it entails. The following is a list of most of the things that she has been very active in dealing with in recent years.

  • The transgender bathroom bill
  • The voucher programs
  • Private and charter schools
  • The education system and its reforms

The Bathroom-Transgender Bill

In Obama’s administration, there was passed a law that allowed the transgender students to be able to choose what bathrooms they wanted to use in the schools. Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions worked to rescind that bill.

At that time, Betsy was against the move which was threatening the kids who are a minority. This sparked up several heated debates about what the Trump administration feel about the minorities and LBTGQI communities.

Read more news on LATimes.com

Charity Work

Their works in charity always focus on the educational aspect of things and together with her husband Dick DeVos, they have contributed large sums of money to help these schools rise and become different.

The following is a list of the schools that have benefited from Betsy and Dick

  • The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland.
  • Michigan Aviation Academy
  • Compass College of Cinematic Arts
  • Northwood University
  • Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning

It’s not just these; there have been much more that have benefited too but in smaller scales as compared to these.

In Conclusion- Betsy DeVos is a remarkable woman who has had the vision to change the education system as we know it now. It is riddle with the inadequacies that make it so hard to achieve the American Dream which has long been a pillar for many in the country.

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