A Brief History of Betsy DeVos and Her Life Work

Betsy DeVos, the 11th Secretary of Education is also known as a reformer for many other things. Having been confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February of 2017, DeVos is now working on a policy for education that will win over families and make sense of the ability to get a quality education regardless of where a family lives. Betsy has always been regarded by her peers as a reformer and has been a actively involved in education policy and reform for more than three decades. Acting as an advocate for children Betsy knows that her most important role is to educate the parents on what they can do to ensure that their children get the very best education they possibly can.

DeVos learned the value of a good education early in life. Her mother was a public school teacher, but when DeVos became a mother herself, she realized that not every parent was able to choose the education they wanted so desperately for their children to have. This is when DeVos began to search out more solutions for students and their parents, and the search began for drawing up a real solution for parents to be able to put their children into the schools that they desired. This fight for a better education for all children is what put DeVos in her current position after years of her involvement in the education system.

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Betsy DeVos has been involved in education and politics for decades, but her foundation that was started with the express purpose of providing a scholarship to those students that desired a private school education and could only live on a public school budget. She served for almost 16 years inside schools for at-risk children, giving her a first-hand look at what life and education was really like for those children. Once Betsy had the opportunity to work with these students and learn more about what life was like for these students on a regular basis, her perspective was forever changed and her passion to help families get the school of their choice was now at the top of her list of priorities.

Betsy DeVos made it her mission to assess and re-design the way education would be carried out in more than 25 states including the District of Columbia. Check this article from New York Post.

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