In my lifetime, I have come across Betsy DeVos only in print and on the TV, but I have always been impressed with the way she has divided her time between creating greater levels of success for her own family and the many different communities she has come into contact with over the years. In my opinion Betsy DeVos should be applauded for the many different areas of work she has completed for the people of Michigan and across the U.S.; I initially came across Betsy DeVos when she was looking to bring school choice and school voucher programs to the Florida area where her helped assist in the passage of one of he biggest education reform programs in history.
Millions of people have benefited from the success of Mrs. DeVos in crossing party lines with national and state legislative bodies, which is one of the reasons why I find it so difficult to understand the hysterical reaction of many towards her good works. Betsy DeVos has been an individual I have always looked at for guidance over how best to educate children from socially disadvantaged communities; the fact the majority within minority groups support Mrs. DeVos’ plans with school choice and voucher systems is often ignored in the rush to back an outdated union based education system that still helps create the system our children are educated within. Check this related article from NYPost.com
I consistently feel Mrs. DeVos has the best interests of the community at heart when she sets out on a new cause; Betsy DeVos has impressed me with her decision to use her own funds to support marketing campaigns to make sure the vast majority are made aware of school choice and voucher program deadlines. The political influence of Betsy DeVos is well known and includes the fact she and husband, Dick provided around $5 million to political causes in 2015, a figure I was shocked to discover was dwarfed by the more than $11 million given to charitable causes over the same year.
As major donors to the Republican party in Michigan and beyond the DeVos family have a large sphere of influence on a national level. Betsy DeVos has been shown to keep the majority of her giving in the Michigan area as she looks to aid the West Michigan Aviation Academy she founded with husband Dick, and assist young people through donations to education and faith based groups. I have never felt Betsy is one to work on a small scale and looked to international groups to provide scholarships to aid in providing a business based education for young people looking to take their skills back to developing nations to provide an economic boost to their local economy.
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