Betsy Devos is the 2017 U.S. Education Secretary, a renowned position among the most notable politicians of the nation. The philanthropist dedicated a lot of hard work towards achieving this post in the white house, and it wasn’t an easy fight. Betsy Devos’ struggles for a better education system have more than fifteen years of fighting against the politicians who want to further the era of paid quality teaching and ignore those who cannot afford such type of school.
Betsy is a pro-reform, which means that she vividly wants the school system to go through a major revamping and analysis of how kids can have access to quality schools without hindering the ability of their parents to raise their children properly. This, according to the philanthropist herself, is all over the place. Visit Betsy’s profile page on Facebook.
When Betsy DeVos and her husband, Richard “Dick” DeVos, were students, they studied at Potter’s Cristian School, and the reality that she described was all over the place. Many parents of their student friends could not properly afford the education of that school without even hindering their ability to provide for three meals per day. Education of name and quality in the United States has a high price in the wallet of American communities of lower income, and Betsy believes that a change would be better for everyone involved. A country where every citizen has access to decent education equality is a nation where everyone develops their careers as well, improving the future of America.
Not everything is as easy as it sounds though, as the pro-reformer had to go through dozens of committees and had to make many speeches to put the issue in the spotlight of American decision-makers. With her intense dedication in raising awareness of the education problem, she managed to successfully cause some changes to happen in many states of the U.S. Betsy DeVos said that there are more than 25,000 students who are now able to study through public funding in the District of Columbia. This is a huge step towards a better education for everyone.
There are many areas in the American territory where changes for the best are being noticed, including changes being made in the educational system of Florida, Arizona, and Ohio. Without a doubt, the intense work that the Betsy and her husband, who is also a highly influential and philanthropical figure in America, has changed the path that education was taking. Now, the couple is more than optimistic about the future of American students and their opportunity to follow their dream careers.
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The education renovation project that Betsy DeVos has intensely fought to make happen is called the educational choice movement, and it has already conquered the approval of many prominent figures in the U.S. and is becoming a real phenomenon for the children of the future.