Elizabeth DeVos is the daughter of a billionaire businessman and is also married to a billionaire husband. Yet despite her immense wealth, Elizabeth DeVos is best known for being an advocate for school choice and better educational outcomes. For decades, this wealthy philanthropist has pushed for school choice programs in her state and beyond.
She has achieved success in her home state of Michigan. Betsy DeVos managed to get school voucher programs passed there. The program allowed low-income parents to send their kids to other schools besides the dismally performing public schools their kids were assigned. It was one example of many victories that Elizabeth DeVos had achieved in the fight for school choice.
Betsy DeVos knows how important a good education is to a child. A strong education can set up a child for a good and rewarding career in their adult life. Bad education can limit opportunities and let bright minds waste away. Mrs. DeVos is also a parent and grandparent. She knows firsthand the impact that schools play on the development of a child and their family.
Elizabeth DeVos not only talks about school reform and choice. She takes action in this regard. Betsy DeVos is a major benefactor in the school choice movement. She also leads groups that promote school choice options for parents and their children across the nation. Her campaigns have led to the passing of school vouchers, the establishment of magnet and charter schools and greater overall school choice in dozens of states. Betsy DeVos has proven that she not only wants change but that she can achieve change in education as well.
Betsy DeVos was recently chosen to be the nation’s top education official. As the Secretary of Education, Elizabeth DeVos will have a major platform to spread the school choice movement. She will also work to improve educational outcomes for all students.
Her mission as Education Secretary is to not only manage the United States Department of Education but to reform the educational system in an effort to make it better. This will entail the use of school choice initiatives. These initiatives should help kids by making it easier for them to attend a school where they want to be. They will no longer have only one option when it comes to their K-12 education.
Educational reform is an issue that will have much resistance. There are powerful teacher unions and bureaucracies that stand in the way of reform. Betsy DeVos is determined to achieve her goal of improving and reforming the educational system. Those close to her know that she will work both behind the scenes and be out in public to get things done. We should expect serious changes and positive developments in educational policy while she leads the United States Department of Education.
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