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Betsy DeVos: Champion for Education

Betsy DeVos is currently the Secretary of Education, appointed by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate on February 7, 2017. She was appointed to and confirmed for that spot due to her long history of working with education, support of the Republican Party, and her background of philanthropic al work for the arts and education.

 

When I think if multi-level marketing, I think of Amway, and when I think of Amway, I think of Richard DeVos, who is Betsy DeVos’ husband. And, in the long run, I think of the entire DeVos family, a family that has always given to, endorsed, and championed education throughout their lives. The DeVos family is listed as the 88th richest family in America, with an estimated total worth of $5.4 billion.

 

Always involved in campus politics, Betsy DeVos earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979. She was heavily engaged with the ideals of the Republican party while on campus. This was, however, simply the beginning of her work with the Republican Party.

 

She has been involved with the Michigan Republican Party since 1982, having served as a local precinct delegate. Since 1989, Betsy DeVos and her family have given more than $17 million to various political candidates.

 

In 1989, she and her husband founded a company named the Windquest Group. Betsy is the chairwoman of this company. The company is a ‘green’ company, investing in the search for clean, renewable energy.

 

She and her husband are investors in, and on the board of a company called Neurocore. Neurocore’s main objectives is to produce brain performance centers offering biofeedback therapy. Patients with disorders such as ADHD and depression, treated with biofeedback, are expected to show improvement by using the biofeedback devices.

 

Those are but a few of the companies with which she is involved. Added to that, she has given much of her time and energy to philanthropic work, especially dealing with education and the arts.

 

She and her husband founded The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989, the goals of which are to nourish education, community, and arts. They also strive to teach leadership and justice. This are high aims for any person, and the DeVos family appears to be able to meet those standards.

 

She has been a champion of the school voucher programs throughout the state of Michigan, and in federal programs as well. Always championing on the side of education, there could not have been a better choice for Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education.

 

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