Betsy DeVos The Incorrigible Reformer

If somebody can take the credit for trying to reform education in the country, it has to be Betty DeVos. Over the past three decades, she has spearheaded myriad initiatives involving campaigns, party organizations as well as political action committees. Reform is probably intrinsic to the DeVos way of life considering that her husband Dick DeVos too is into it.

As Chairman of the Windquest group, she has done great work in leading them to fulfill their mandate-that of investing in technology, manufacturing and green energy. Then there are some nonprofit roles that she performs as well. For instance as chairperson of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation through which she carries out a number of charitable activities. That apart, her membership of various local as well as national boards, that encompasses venerable names such as DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope USA as well as the Foundation of Excellence for Children. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.

Of course, Betsy DeVos has now reached the pinnacle of her career as a major educationist by being confirmed as the 11th US secretary of education. A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan Betty and her husband Dick De Vos have four children and six grandchildren. As secretary of education, Betty is working with President Trump to help advance the cause of quality education for children of all. It is DeVos’s firm belief that the zip code that a child lives in should not be a determinant of whether they should be entitled to a world class education or not, nor should one’s economic status.

As secretary one can expect her to press for the return of control over education to states and localities thereby providing parents with a greater say in their choice of educational settings for their children, which they feel are the best for their children’s future. It is fortuitous that the nation has as its education secretary somebody who has been striving to reform education for as long as one can remember.

The fact that her mother was a public school teacher ignited her interest in education at a very early age. This was further accentuated when at the time of sending her own children to school, she realized that not all American children received the best quality of education available. She has since spent a lifetime fighting to reform education and make quality education available to all American children in every nook and corner of the great land.

With her, at the helm of affairs, one can surely hope that she will be able to out her life’s experiences about advocacy of education to optimal use for the greater good of American school going children. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.