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Betsy and the couple to change education

Elisabeth Dee “Betsy” DeVos is one of the most prominent figures in the American politics and was recently chosen by President Trump to be the Education Secretary in the American government. She has a bright past of fighting to change the American education system for years which has earned her the right to be nominated for such a spot in the White House. Coming from a very wealthy family, Betsy DeVos never stopped pursuing a philanthropical way of living, doing donations and charitable work to develop schools without the vision of profit. By leading campaigns and organizations, Betsy has already done a lot for the American history and the path its educational system is taking, and she didn’t do it all alone. Betsy DeVos and Richard Marvin “Dick” DeVos Jr. are one of the most philanthropical couples in recent spotlights. Through their organization which they founded together, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, they have been able to make history together. Follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.com

Betsy Devos is also aligned with many other foundations and groups that support noble causes like the American Federation for Children and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Program. Her husband runs the West Michigan Aviation Academy where he was able to put in practice his interests in teaching aviation. The couple’s causes do not stay limited to education but also cover an urge for justice and a better political system as well. She has nominated as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party four times already. From 1992 to 1998, she was also part of the Republican National Committee. Her biggest achievements, however, came as the chairman of AFC – American Federation for Children. There, she was able to lead the fight against the United States’ current education system, which she considers “broken” because many kids from poorer families don’t have the chance to study in schools with an education of higher quality.

The couple’s focus on helping their country achieve a better education came when they visited a school named Potter’s House Christian School when they were younger. There, they met kids whose parents were giving a large chunk of their income to allow their children to remain in that school, even if that meant that they wouldn’t have money for other essential things later. They wouldn’t transfer their children to a public school without the feeling that their kids were safe even if that meant a small relief. This reality broke their heart as they kept going back to that school to see how it was doing. The facts forced them to make the decision of helping the education become an essential topic in politics that needs to be changed with urgency. By providing the power of choice for many families until now, She already succeeded. Check this article from New York Post.