Philanthropy, Politics

Betsey DeVos: Honest, Indestructible, Philanthropist

What I find so remarkable about America is its diversity of ideas. The competition among people based on their differing political opinions and social values is decided by the democratic marketplace which is spiced with pragmatism.

Betsy DeVos serves as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education at the recommendation of President Donald Trump. Th U.S. Congress created the Department of Education under the recommendations of President Jimmy Carter in 1979. Th Department of Education assists the President in executing the President’s education policies for the nation, which implements laws enacted by Congress.

Betsy DeVos attended Calvin College and earned a B.A in business economics, from the private Christian liberal arts college, in 1979. The DeVos’ family has made generous gifts to Calvan College. Check this related article from nypost.com

Betsy DeVos is devoted to improving the education of children and to offer alternative solutions to enhance the potential of children to reach their highest goals. I have found that goal to be worthy. DeVos’s educational philosophy is an extension of her Christian philosophy.

She has advocated reforms that help underprivileged or underserved children to reach their quest to be educated. I believe that DeVos’s, over thirty years of commitment, has used all possible positive steps to advance her goal of quality education for all children.

DeVos and her family are prominent members of Grand Rapids, located in Western Michigan. For fifteen years, she served as a mentor for at-risk children as they strived to be educated.

Betsy DeVos found that parents were not prepared to face the challenge of a system of education that seemed to flounder even with public tax support. Again, using her talents to organize, she started to work with parents, in twenty-five states and the District of Columbia to fight for alternatives to public education. She espouses schools of choice or charter schools. The devil did not make her do this, but only her honorable belief that she was doing the right thing.

In my estimation, her decisions have led to much unreasonable conflict in her life and the life of her family. The school systems have become a powder keg of political dissent which does not a have a place in the education of children.

DeVos has used her wealth to put her money to good use to not only support her point of view but to advance, education, science, and the arts. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.

Even though DeVos is a stalwart Republican, her foundation supports the iconic Democratic leader of the Kenedy family, former President John F. Kenedy. The Dick and Betsey DeVos Foundation donated millions of dollars in its critical support of the Kennedy Center Institute for Arts Management, which now bears the DeVos name. Her donations to private schools throughout Western Michigan is a legend.