Those Opposing Betsy DeVos Will Soon Discover That No One Is More Dedicated To The American Student

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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Dick Devos Recap Article

The story of Dick and Betsy DeVos has been incredibly rooted in community programs, education, and the city of Grand Rapids, their hometown. Dick DeVos has contributed greatly to the success of businesses in his hometown by working with aviation companies and city leaders to create something better.

 

One incident stands out among the rest in recent years. Grand Rapids was set to build a new sports multi-plex in the heart of downtown. Dick DeVos started to lobby against the idea, not because he did not want to support businesses, but he had seen what happened when the Pistons and Lions left Detroit in the 1970s. That had devastated the city and the Pontiac Superdome had drained the city’s finances.

 

At the, time DeVos said that he had learned a lesson from those years. He put his efforts into creating other ways for businesses to thrive in Grand Rapids. Another example was the upgrades to the Grand Airports Airport.

 

By 2018, Grand Rapids will have an entirely new airport design with new terminals and services that will make it a top-class airport. Flights have also been added from Southwest, which purchased AirTran. Much of this can be attributed to the workings of Dick DeVos who called the CEO of AirTran and asked him to help make Grand Rapids one of the best airports in the nation.

 

AirTran agreed to add new flights for St. Louis, Detroit, and Orlando, and it led to $48 million success story for the company. Dick DeVos has recently been appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council. As the upcoming CEO for Amway and a pilot himself, DeVos seemed to be perfect the role. He also proposed a plan that would take air travel towards a business approach, which was largely lost on the media.

 

DeVos’ plan has impressed Southwest executives that they held it up as a way for other cities to work with Southwest to get more flights added.

 

Dick and Betsy DeVos also run a foundation which has given over $187 million to charities and community organization, especially for arts, cultural, community leadership, family services, and education. They continue to work as a team to support communities, particularly in their home state.

 

During his speech at The Economic Club of Grand Rapids in June 2017, it is clear that Dick DeVos has big plans to help aviation companies and airports reach new heights in 2018. Learn more: http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/dutch_americans/richard-dick-devos-jr/