Women in Power- Betsy DeVos

She has made history in the United States, and she will forever remain in the history books. Betsy DeVos broke the Senate vote on her nomination as the Secretary of Education in the United States. Although she has been opposed by many as unqualified, she will remain to a history maker in the United States of America.

DeVos was born in 1958 in Elisabeth Prince in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was born in a business oriented family where her family was a businessman, and he made a lot of fortune from his business where he sold auto parts. His brother is the founder of Blackwater USA which is a government service company; he was also a Navy Seal and a CIA operative. Ms. DeVos is married to Dick DeVos, and together they have been managing g the Orlando Magic Basketball team, and they also have a stake at the Chicago Cubs. For an extended period, Betsy and his husband have been donors and supporters of the Republican Party. They are also co-founders of West Michigan Aviation Academy. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.

After her high School graduation, Betsy DeVos proceeded to Calvin College and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics in 1979. She is a lucky woman as a freshman she won the student’s Senate seat without any vote. Her family and her husband’s family have been generous givers of the college, and they have been honored by naming two college buildings to their names. She has been involved in politics. Ms. DeVos is the former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party. According to records, Betsy and her husband have significantly contributed to the support of political groups. In 2006 she was a Republican governor nominee. DeVos was also a member of the Michigan State Board of Education. Check this related article from nypost.com

Recently Betsy DeVos was elected the Secretary for Education a position that was opposed by many, but she managed to win. Most groups claimed that she did not have any formal experience in classrooms or even in public schools. Betsy DeVos is not only an entrepreneur, and a politician but she is also a philanthropist who has been contributing to the well-being of the society. She has been known as a school champion by providing private-school vouchers to families. In an interview conducted in 2013, DeVos said that she much interested in school choice and breaking the cycle that holds students to their family homes, instead she is an advocate for freedom. She established a foundation, The American Federation for Children which a non-profit organization which is an alliance for school choice. As the secretary for the education, she is in efforts to advocate f or God’s Kingdom in the education sector. In an interview, she mentioned that changing g the approach of the education system will have greater kingdom gain at the end. She stands for Mathew 25.

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/31/512507538/under-devos-heres-how-school-choice-might-work

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