Betsy DeVos was born in the late 1950s in Holland, Michigan. She is mainly known for her work in the educational movement and was recently made the secretary of education for the United States. DeVos served as the chairman of the Michigan Republican party for six years and also served as the state’s Republican National Committeewoman for five years. When she was younger, she worked with her father, Edgar Prince, who ran an auto parts company.
Betsy DeVos studied at Holland Christian High School, which is a private high school. She later received her college education at Calvin College, which is a private Christian college. DeVos earned her Bachelor of Arts in business economics while attending the college, and she became enamored by politics while there. DeVos has since worked very hard to make life easier for students in the U.S. and serves with the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Excellence in Education.
Betsy DeVos has continued to support the educational choice movement for many years and believes that the movement is making plenty of progress. She recently took part in an interview, where she revealed that there are now 250,000 students in the U.S. who are being helped by the movement. The numbers of students who are being supported by vouchers or tax-credit programs is increasing every year. She recently commented that Florida has been one of the greatest examples of how educational choice can work to support young students. There, thousands of students are able to afford to attend a quality school due to programs she has supported.
Betsy DeVos was first drawn to the movement because she had visited a school where many parents were suffering in order to send their kids to a good school. That school was Potter’s House Christian School, and she started helping families there by donating money to help them pay the school’s tuition costs. She soon realized that she could get more done by working to change laws in the country, and this is what she has been focusing on for years, now.
Betsy DeVos was inspired by the ideas of Abraham Kuyper as well as the writing of the founder of Calvin College and other scholars from Pepperdine University. She has also been influenced by thinkers from the Netherlands who once argued that religious schools deserved the same kind of funding that public schools received. She believes that all schools deserve an equal shake and has been supporting this notion by fighting to change minds and laws in the U.S. She hopes that people will soon realize there are many different educational options for young students in the country. Until then, she plans on continuing to support the cause that has already supported thousands of families who just want a better future for their children.
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