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Betsy DeVos was born in Holland, Michigan into a wealthy family that supported educational choice. She attended a private Christian high school and also studied at Calvin College, a private Christian college, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics. She became very involved with the politics of the campus and remained interested in politics after her education came to a close.
Betsy DeVos has been a part of campaigns, political action committees, and other political organizations for over three decades, now. She served as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party for six years and supported her husband, Dick DeVos, during his bid to serve as the Governor of Michigan. Today, she is the chairman for the Windquest Group and is also the Secretary of Education for the U.S.A. She also serves as the chairman for the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which has donated millions of dollars to a spread of charitable organizations and educational causes.
Betsy DeVos has always believed that every American should have the choice where they send their kids to school. It bothers her that her nation doesn’t support the educational freedoms of its citizens and has taken it upon herself to be their voice. Her optimism and determination has inspired many people, and when asked if she was happy with how far the educational choice movement has come, she quickly answered, yes. She also laid out plenty of statistics that demonstrate the fruits of her efforts, and one of these is that there are now more than 250,000 students in the country that are in private-choice programs that are funded by the public. In layman’s terms, this means these children are attending a private or charter school of their families’ choosing.
While some people have doubted her ability to serve as the Secretary of Education for the United States, those who call Michigan their home know that Betsy DeVos is the perfect fit. She has made it clear to those who doubt her neutrality that most American kids will continue to get their education from public schools. She has also made it clear that she will continue to fight for the rights of those Americans who want the opportunity to send their children to a private school or a charter school. Due to her status as a billionaire, most people don’t understand that Betsy DeVos is fighting for the rights of the most economically challenged American citizens. These are the people who can’t afford the costs of charter and private schools, and these are the citizens she has pledged to stand up for.
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