Betsy and Dick DeVos are a golden couple of education. They have spent so much of their own personal wealth towards helping establish foundations, private schools, and scholarships. Betsy DeVos is the heir to the Prince Corporation and her family is known as one of the richest in the United States. There are a lot of people that believe that this status leaves her out of touch with the common folk, however, she has made it a mission to connect with them and find out what they need. It is children that she has shown the most care for, and that is why she has taken such a strong stance on school choice.
Betsy DeVos’ career has been very exciting when it comes to education. She has served as a strong member of many different committees. Her time at the Alliance for School Choice helps make a valuable impact towards her viewpoints when it comes to this issue. She also enjoyed time with the Acton Institute and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. All of these situations helped shape her and guide her towards the best choice for America’s children. She has worked with top individuals in this field and solidified herself as an expert when it comes to this topic. Much of her work now, is dedicated to advancing the will of school choice.
With such strong credentials, it is surprising that anyone would believe that Betsy DeVos is passive or openly compliant to the whims of others. She has never shown any indication of being pliable or willing to bend on the things that matter to her. Her career has shown that she is not willing to back down no matter what, this isn’t something that is going to change simply because she has been elected to an even more important office. If anything, it would be one of the reasons why it is so important for her to remain steadfast in her motives. She would not be doing the people who appointed her justice nor herself justice if she simply chose to bend the knee at the first opportunity of real influence on the education system.
When she was given the opportunity to prove this, she immediately pushed back against her superiors. Many people may remember the infamous change in transgender bathroom policies throughout public school systems. Betsy DeVos was not a supporter of this move, she believed that the original piece of legislation that allowed students to use the bathrooms that they identified with was more in line with what she believed was appropriate. She even publicly condemned this move and work closely with school officials to minimize the impact that this change would have on the students who would be affected. To this day, she continues to push back against things that she believes are unjust or unfair. She is a huge advocate for school choice, but she is also interested in creating an atmosphere in the school system that conveys an interest in learning for everyone.
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