Betsy DeVos is someone who has impacted the school system in America immensely over the years. She has been at the forefront of various educational movements which help the children of America. Education has always been one of the leading causes that Betsy DeVos cares about, and she has always tried to bring change to this system. Earlier this year, Betsy DeVos was named the Education Minister of America under the presidency of Donald Trump. She made headlines and history as being one of the first education ministers to assume the position after a record-breaking tie was seen in the votes which were cast. A tie breaker vote had to be cast to appoint the next Education Minister, and Betsy DeVos won the election. As the Education Minister of the country, Betsy DeVos now has a platform to be able to take her ideas and reforms for the education system forward and bring about change in the American school system. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.
Before she was appointed to the position, Betsy DeVos worked for the reforms of the education system from her base in Michigan. She was at the forefront of the school vouchers movement which advocated the use of public funds for the purpose of improving the education system in the country. She put forward the notion that public schools should be enhanced to be on the level of private schools so that everyone in the country can receive the same high quality of education. She was also at the forefront of the school charter movement. According to what she stood for during this period, she wanted schools all over America to undergo an assessment and be graded based on their performance. The schools would be graded the same way that their students are. Betsy believed that this was one way she would be able to give the people of America access to quality education. By doing this, parents would be able to make better judgments regarding the schools which they plan to send their children to.
Betsy DeVos is married to Dick DeVos, the owner of Amway. The couple heavily stresses the importance of giving back to the community and using their power for the good of people. Betsy DeVos and her husband started up the DeVos Family Foundation, which is an organization that is designed to help organizations and individuals. The organization supports a wide array of causes, both reflecting the issues that Dick and Betsy DeVos both care deeply about. The DeVos Family Foundation is known for the numerous scholarships that they offer students every year. These awards are given to students who have good grades or who show exemplary talents in extracurricular activities. The awards are granted to people so that they can go on and seek better and higher educational opportunities to grow their skills and abilities further. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table.