In February this year, Betsy DeVos opposed the plans by President Trump to rescind the protection that had been enforced for transgender students so that they could use washrooms that matched their identity. The cabinet secretary differed with Trump on the new move that could deny transgender students the protection they deserved. The transgender bathroom bill was overturned without the support of Betsy DeVos.
Betsy DeVos is one of the few advocates of quality education in the United States. Through her charity, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation she has enabled many students from underprivileged families acquire access better education through scholarships. Helping others has always been Betsy’s calling. She has excelled in social entrepreneurship and the political landscape of the United States because she loves community work. Betsy’s foundation alone contributed $11.6 million to various noble initiatives in 2016.Through the hard work of Betsy DeVos, her family has earned recognition as a force of change in the US. Betsy DeVos is the daughter of one of the most acclaimed entrepreneurs in the automobile industry called Edgar Prince. Her dad founded the renowned Prince Corporation that focused its operations on the distribution of automobile parts.
Currently, Betsy DeVos serves in the influential post of cabinet secretary for education in the government of the United States. Betsy has always demonstrated her interest in reforming the school system of the US. She is fond of charter and choice schools such as the Success Academy Charter Schools. Betsy reckons that the most significant failure of the American Education System lies in its reliance on what used to work in the past. According to the cabinet secretary, the only way learning challenges can be addressed through reforms that will ensure a system that leans more towards the preferences of the student.
In as much as Betsy has exerted a lot of interest in charter schools that is not to say that charter schools are her only point of focus. Betsy offers support to a wide range of institutions in the education sector. Some of the donor funds disbursed by the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation have gone towards helping researchers in medicine attain their research objectives. Several Christian missions and institutions of art have also benefited from the organization’s generosity. So far, the charity has given out over $100 million towards various humanitarian courses.
After being sworn into office as the 11th cabinet secretary of education in the government of the United States, Betsy DeVos took it as a personal responsibility to ensure that the American education system is reformed to address the needs of the 21st-century learner. Betsy’s momentum in her new job has seen her traversing various regions of the United States to access the situation of public schools.
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