Betsy DeVos has been at the forefront of the media for quite a while now, mostly for having one of the most controversial elections of all time. Betsy was nominated by President Donald Trump for the position of Education Minister at the beginning of his presidency and was voted to the post after a record-breaking tie breaker vote had to be cast among the ministers. This was the first time that such kind of vote was needed for the election of an education minister, making Betsy go down in history as the first woman to ever be elected through this manner.
Since the beginning of her career, Betsy has always been at the forefront of educational movements, in an effort to improve the overall state of the schooling system in America. She was one of the founders of the School Charter Movement. The movement was one which stood for the transformation of public schools to private schools, with the hope of increasing the quality of education that the children of America receive. During this movement, Devos lobbied for this, because she thought that if public schools were also transferred over to private companies, it would make way for better infrastructure for the students, giving them better facilities for their growth and development. She has also publicly expressed the need for using taxpayers money to improve the overall system of education in the country. She believes that this is one of the most crucial and important things for the progress of the American Society. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.
Now, as the Education Minister of the United States of America, Betsy has a platform to be able to push the education system of the country towards a favorable direction, and see her ideas for the school system come into play. She has already started making her reforms to the system and continues to do so as she continues in office.
Betsy Devos has also been actively donating to charities for the upliftment of schools all over the country. To broaden her efforts and make a difference on a larger scale, Betsy DeVos and her husband, Dick DeVos founded the DeVos Family Foundation. The organization was established with a view to helping people in the society, for their upliftment. The organization is known for giving scholarships to students who show exemplary skill in different fields. The scholarships are for the students so that they can attend private schools and receive a better education and further contribute to the community.
In addition to her efforts in helping improve the overall education system, Betsy is also a person who cares about the environment. She has donated significant amounts of money towards scientific studies that help find ways to combat pollution. Read more news on Los Angeles Times.