Betsy DeVos is known for much more than her quiet demeanor. Political rivals from her home state of Michigan relate that the quiet lady maintains her class while fighting vivaciously for the rights of school children.
Betsy DeVos was often criticized for her lack of experience in the field of education when former-President Trump nominated her to the position of Secretary of Education shortly after his victory in 2016. However, many of her critics did not realize she had diligently worked in the state of Michigan to promote charter schools. Mrs. DeVos didn’t promote charter schools because she had a financial interest in the running of charter schools; rather, Mrs. DeVos saw a need in her home state of Michigan for schools that offered a well-rounded education for all children.
Mrs. DeVos worked with the Michigan legislature to promote the growth of charter schools as well as the promotion of vouchers that would help to pay for the tuition of children who couldn’t otherwise afford to pay for private school educations. Mrs. DeVos and her husband Dick realized that the public school situation in Michigan was sorely lacking in providing a full education for all students, regardless of their economic situation, race, or social standing. They put both donations toward campaigns of like-minded legislators and worked with Michigan’s political leaders to promote charter schools and vouchers.
Those who worked alongside – and those whose political views were the opposite of Mrs. DeVos – have both noted that when it comes to children and their opportunity to get a well-rounded education, Mrs. DeVos is a tireless proponent for all children and their educational opportunities.
Yes, Mrs. DeVos is a classy lady who is highly knowledgeable when it comes to what students need to become productive members of society. She is a steadfast advocate of vouchers and charter schools to give every student the same opportunities. Likely, we haven’t seen the last of Mrs. DeVos in her campaign to promote educational endeavors for all children.
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