A Family History In Education Leads Betsy DeVos To Become An Education Expert

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Activist, Philanthropy | Posted on 18-08-2017

The educational landscape of the U.S. has been seriously affected by a period of stagnation in the eyes of many of us involved in the educational reform movement. The appointment of a new Secretary of Education is always a time when those of us who feel the political elite are not doing what is best for the students of the U.S. come together in our hope the newly appointed individual will look to make major changes to the way the public school system is operated in the future; for myself, the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the Secretary for Education has given me a reason to be optimistic the majority in the U.S. will soon have the freedom of choice now seen in many states throughout the Union.

The name Betsy DeVos is one I have been aware of for many years as I have taken a greater interest in the way the educational system is operated in the U.S. with the majority of my knowledge of the education reformer based on the fact Secretary DeVos has a family history of educators running through her family. What impressed me most about the appointment of Mrs. DeVos is the fact her own mother was an educator in the Michigan public school system and encouraged the young Betsy to become an advocate for at-risk students within the Michigan school system. In my opinion, this experience dating back to the youth of Betsy DeVos marks her out as one of the most experienced individuals involved in the education reform system in the U.S., particularly as she has been one of the leading lights in the reform movement since it was seen as a controversial subject for many.

As the former head of The Windquest Group used by herself and her husband, billionaire Dick DeVos to make investments and run their own charitable foundations, I believe Betsy DeVos can make a positive impact on the way the public school system is operated in the U.S. The history of the education reform movement dates back more than half a century with few of those involved in the movement when it was seen as a positive form of activism achieving as much as Betsy DeVos. One of the most startling aspects of the work completed by Betsy DeVos is her impact on the political landscape in a number of different states where I was pleased to see she managed to cross party lines and inspire the majority to find success in new educational policies of school choice and voucher systems for all to enjoy.

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