Betsy DeVos is the 11th and current secretary of education. She was born on January 8, 1958. Betsy is a part of the Republican Party and has consistently drummed her support for school choice, voucher programs, and charter schools. She represented Michigan for almost a decade while serving as the chairman woman of the Michigan republic party. In those, she chaired various boards such as the Alliance of School choice, Foundation for Excellence in Education and Action Institute. She has been nominated as the cabinet as the secretary of education in the current administration.
She obtained her degree in business economics in 1979 from the Calvin College in Michigan. She was involved in campus politics. DeVos has a strong Christian foundation having grown up as a member of the reformed Christian church. She is a part of the Mars Hill Bible church. Abraham Kuyper has been her mentor, a founding father of Christian democracy. She’s happily married to Richard Marvin DeVos SNR whom together they started a charity organization.
During the George W Bush campaign, she helped raise fund for his re-election and hosted the fundraisers in their home. During the administration, she worked closely with the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The family has helped finance various Republican nominees over the years.
Betsy and her husband are investors in the brain center that offer solutions for attention deficit disorders, autism, and anxiety. In her nomination to the secretary of education, she is an ideological educator, an outstanding pick and a person who stand for the forgotten.
In 1989 the DeVos launched the Dick and Betsy DeVos family foundation. The organization motives are geared towards accelerating development, leadership, and support in; education, community, arts justice and leadership. The family is listed on the Forbes list as number 24 as the top contributors. They have stepped forth to contribute to hospitals, health research, Christian schools and conservative free-market think tanks.
The organization has contributed towards supporting private Christian schools, and public schools. Some of the Christian groups funded include Michigan; the center of individual rights, action institute, the center of individual rights and the pregnancy resource center. Betsy and dick came up with a scholarship program for students in the field of BBA or MBA at Northwood University. While their children were going through the education system, the couple was inspired to assist low-income parents. The program enabled parents to choose schools which they wanted to take their children. To go into helping the families, she served on board of national charities which worked to spread the wings of education choice through vouchers and tax credits. Her most significant success so far has been maintaining that over 50000 school children in Florida are in the schools of their choice. The effort of Dick and Betsy to make sure children have a good education is slowly but steadily bearing fruits.
Follow Betsy DeVos on Facebook for updates.