Besty DeVos, Wife of Philanthropist Becomes Newest Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos is the 11th Education Secretary, recently a member of Donald Trump’s Presidential cabinet. She is the daughter of billionaire industrious Edgar Prince, and is the wife of Dick DeVos. They have four children and five grandchildren. Mrs. DeVos had graduated from Holland Christian High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mrs. DeVos’ younger brother Erik Prince is a former US Navy Seal. Mrs. DeVos has been an active member of the Republican Party for the past 35 years. The Michigan Republican Party has elected her chairperson four times. She has led many campaigns and party organizations. In her current position of Secretary of Education, she is focused on improving education in the United States. Mrs. DeVos also chairperson and board member of Windquest Group.

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Secretary DeVos and her husband have founded a society called Excellence in Education. Mrs. DeVos is behind Maine using the standard grade of ABCDEF to grade elements in rating the quality of schools, the same grading system that has been used to grade students achievements for decades. Betsy DeVos believes in schools vouchers. she thinks parents should be able to choose which schools their children attend instead of being stuck with schools that are in certain school boundaries. For example, the children who live over in the next block are not necessarily in the same school boundary as your child. This would be a shame if the school the children who live over in the next block attend is a better school than your child has to attend. Opening up school choice can change all this and give parents the freedom to send their children to any school they want to regardless of school boundaries. Helping parents in low-income families have school choice is especially important to DeVos. It has always been important to her that regardless of what economic class someone comes from, he should be able to have he best education available in order to achieve the highest potential.

During George W. Bush’s Presidency, he appointed Betsy DeVos a member of the board of directors for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mrs. DeVos has already served on the committees for Art Prize. Six years ago, Mr. and Mrs. DeVos had donated $22.5 million, largest donation in the entire history of the center. According to dbdvfoundation.org, the donation was made on behalf of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. The Institute of Arts Management is dedicated to training future arts administrators ever since the then Kennedy Arts Director, Michael Klein, had proposed the idea to Mr. and Mrs. DeVos.