Betsy DeVos is one of the most hardworking secretaries under the administration of President Donald Trump. She was chosen by the president because of her excellent background. She was born from an influential family, and her father was the founder of the Prince Corporation. She married Dick DeVos and became a part of the DeVos clan, one of the wealthiest families in the United States. Together with her husband, they decided to establish a foundation that will help communities from building civic centers and helping those who need financial assistance. Under the Betsy and Dick DeVos Family Foundation, children who wanted to study will be given allowances, and those who cannot send their loved ones to the doctor can avail of their medical assistance. The foundation established by Betsy and Dick DeVos is also helping out research centers, especially those who are working to eradicate a particular disease. Betsy DeVos is raised in a conservative Christian family, and they are also using some of the funds from the Betsy and Dick DeVos Family Foundation to help conservative leaning groups and organizations, Christian schools, and Christian missionaries. Betsy DeVos is also a lover of art, which is why they keep a small amount of their funds to help museums and to train the curators to become better in valuing their art pieces.
Aside from doing philanthropic works, Betsy DeVos is also known for her contributions in the government. She spearheaded several programs that would allow students to have the freedom of school choice. Betsy DeVos has been lobbying the freedom of school choice long before she became the United States Secretary of Education. According to her, giving the children a freedom to choose their schools would enhance their decision making skills, and they will also learn a lot from public school alternatives. Because public school alternatives are considerably more expensive than public schools, Betsy DeVos is also giving out school vouchers that will assist the parents in paying for their children’s studies.
Aside from spearheading freedom of choice and school voucher programs, Betsy Devos is also working with the higher education department to ensure that the rights of college students are not violated. She partnered with a private loan company to fund trillions of dollars’ worth of educational assistance for American college students. She also wanted the universities and colleges to forgive unpayable debts, especially if the student does not really have anything left.
Even though she is criticized for her actions concerning her programs, Betsy DeVos keeps on working and ignoring the negativities. She is one of the most competitive cabinet secretaries, and she promised the American people that she will be using her wealth and influence to alleviate the condition of the American educational system.
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