Betsy DeVos: A Beacon of Educational Reform

Betsy DeVos has dedicated her life and significant financial resources to championing for education reform in the United States and giving American parents the freedom to choose the education standards and options for their kids. Together with her husband Dick DeVos, a philanthropist, entrepreneur and business executive, Mrs. DeVos has financially supported causes and organizations dedicated to promoting the school choice ideology throughout the country. Her efforts have been geared primarily towards development of legislations that allows learners and their parents and guardians to choose an education system that they deem fit. Betsy DeVos’ education system reform drive challenges the conventional approach where learners’ school choices are limited to their zip code or the existing public school system. Together with her husband and family, Betsy DeVos has contributed millions of dollars to finance their campaigns.

Through Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, the couple has financed the education of various needy students. This is in addition to the over 200,000 students who are currently enrolled in learning institutions of their choice. Currently, their pro-choice educational ideology is being implemented in 17 states with more expected in the future. Betsy DeVos’ successes as an education reformist have been achieved by not only through her financial contributions but also by serving at the helm of several pro-education reform organizations. One such organization is American Federation for Children (AFC) where she served as the chairperson. She also held the same position at Alliance for School Choice. These no-profits have spearheaded the success of Betsy DeVos’ commitment towards ensuring that American children receive quality education within an education system of their choice. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com

Career and Educational Background

Betsy DeVos has developed a reputation over the years as a suave businessman person with excellent ability to identify unique business opportunities. Her stellar investment track record is founded on solid academic background. She is an alumnus of the prestigious Calvin College here she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her strong interest in arts has seen her serve as on the board of management of several art and design institutions including the Kids Hope USA, Kendall College of Art and Design and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She also served on the board of ArtPrize. She was integral in the founding of the DeVos Institute for Arts Management where she served as a board member. Visit Betsy’s profile on Twitter.

In 1989, Betsy DeVos cofounded Windquest Group together with his husband, Dick DeVos. She served as the chairperson of the company from 1993 until her appointment to serve as the secretary of education in 2017. Between 2014 and 2016, she served as the chairperson of Philanthropy Roundtable. She also served as a mentor within the Michigan Public School System here she specialized in at-risk students.