There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of Betsy DeVos. She has been making headlines the last few years as she continues to battle for the educational rights of every American. DeVos became the Secretary of Education for her nation in 2017 and has been working hard to make the changes she hopes to see ever since. She would like every family in the U.S. to have the same educational opportunities as every other family in the country.
Betsy DeVos hopes to accomplish her vision by passing legislation that allows tax dollars to pay for students’ tuition costs for private and charter schools. Her opposition has tried to paint her as a woman who is working against public schools, but she put that to rest when she commented, during her confirmation hearings, that most students in the U.S.A. would continue to attend public schools. DeVos knows something that many Americans, unfortunately, do not. That something is the fact that American public schools are not performing well versus schools in other developed nations.
For Betsy DeVos, her start in Washington D.C. was a rocky one. During her confirmation hearings, many people perceived her as having shaky answers to some of the questions being posed to her. The reason for this most likely had to do with the fact that those asking the questions were opposed to her serving as the Secretary of Education for the country. Even though many people assumed she was embarrassed and upset about what took place during these hearings, she got over it rather quickly, in typical DeVos fashion.
Before Betsy DeVos was confirmed in to serve her nation, she opened up the books on her charitable foundation. This revealed that the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation has been donating a large percentage of its overall monetary donations to the educational sector. More specifically, nonprofit educational causes and organizations have received millions of dollars from her foundation.
As time marches on, those who oppose Betsy DeVos will surely discover that she is no pushover. Greg McNeilly, A Republican from the state of Michigan, commented recently that DeVos is the kind of woman who only becomes stronger when facing opposition. This has definitely been true in Michigan, where she is known as a fierce political opponent. In that state, she has helped to get educational choice legislation passed and has also served as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party.
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