Betsy DeVos: Providing Accessible Education

Education is one of the most important sectors in the United States of America. Children are being sent to school to learn and gain knowledge; unfortunately, some of them cannot afford to go to school because of poverty. During this times, people like Betsy DeVos steps in. Betsy DeVos is the wife of American entrepreneur Dick DeVos. She is the current United States Secretary of Education, under the government of President Donald Trump. She is one of the vocal supporters of educational reform across the country, and she is well known for giving financial assistance to children who wanted to go to school.

 

Betsy DeVos, prior to becoming the United States Secretary of Education, was once focused on becoming a successful businesswoman. She became the chairwoman of The Windquest Group, a private firm founded in 1989 by Betsy DeVos and her husband, Dick DeVos. The Windquest Group has several investments in technology, manufacturing, and green energy, and the company is also active in financing innovative developments that would be beneficial to the public. Betsy DeVos also have investments in Neurocore, a brain training center that helps ease problems with mental health, depression, autism and anxiety. Betsy DeVos has to step down as a member of the board at Neurocore when she was appointed as the United States Secretary of Education.

 

Aside from working for the government and different firms, Betsy DeVos is also known to be a philanthropist, and she founded and established a number of organizations across the United States. One of these foundations is the Prince Foundation, founded by her family. The Prince Foundation is responsible for assisting groups such as the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family. She also established a foundation along with her husband, called the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. This foundation aims to reform the society of the United States, and the two are providing donations to a number of organizations and facilities. It includes schools, hospitals, research facilities, art organizations, evangelical missions, and conservative thinkers. Betsy DeVos and her husband has made millions of donations to different organizations and schools, among them are Christian centered organizations and Christian schools who are promoting Christian values.

 

Aside from their donations and charities to the society, Betsy DeVos and her husband are also lovers of the art. At the Kennedy Center, the two managed to build a center using their own money to train art managers and the board of directors of different art museums across the country on how they can do their own fundraising programs. They also started ArtPrize, which has become one of the largest art competitions in the world. Betsy DeVos is also known to provide school vouchers and a vocal supporter of school choice. She is hoping that these reforms in education can be attained now that she is the United States Secretary of Education.

 

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