Betsy DeVos is one of the few business leaders who has been on the forefront in ensuring that the marginalized individuals in the United States get access to quality education. Her charity, The Dick and Betsy DeVos family foundation has a remarkable history of helping children from poor backgrounds get scholarship opportunities. Betsy has managed to succeed in the field of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy because such is her calling. In 2015 the charity single-handedly contributed over $11.6 million towards charitable courses in various sectors of the American society. Betsy’s family is currently ranked 24th on the list of top do-gooders in the United States.
Before Betsy DeVos was nominated to the Trump administration, the social entrepreneur was actively involved in activism with the agenda of bringing reforms to the American education sector. Her love for charter schools saw her fund institutions such as the Success Academy Charter Schools and the Potter’s House School. According to Betsy DeVos, the American education industry is reeling under the weight of old and tired ideas. So that the sector remains vibrant, a new approach that focuses on what students want needs to be adopted.
Betsy‘s work in the education sector spreads beyond charter schools. She is also involved in the advancement of research in the field of medicine. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation also have a history of supporting Christian missions and art schools. Over a period of 5 years, the charity has managed to donate $100 million to various noble courses that seek to make the world a better place.
Recently, Betsy DeVos has been traveling around the United States to assess the status of learning institutions. Her idea of charter schools is beginning to gain traction among the policymakers and stakeholders in the sector. As the cabinet secretary for education, Betsy exudes confidence that she is going to inject the school industry with fresh ideas.
One of the factors that have contributed to Betsy’s activism in education is her interaction with educators and parents. The smile on the faces of students once they get to pursue a career of their choice keeps the quest for charter schools alive. In places such as the District of Columbia, Betsy DeVos has taken it upon herself to ensure that students are placed in their choice schools. Betsy avers that challenges facing the education sector today need different solutions.
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