In the light of a recent statement made by Betty DeVos, reformatory in nature, regarding her proposition of school vouchers, there was a mixture of opinions and feelings that followed. DeVos was met with criticism by many but others support her opinion.
People say that surveys have clearly shown that people, including people of colour, support the idea of vouchers. They counteract claims that the American school system is democratically controlled with statements that it is overseen by the public employee union. Many people have also stated that as long as the school is covering at least the basic educational standards then why would it matter how they do it.
Betty DeVos is the new Secretary of Education as selected by President Donald Trump. Much like her parents, Elsa and Edgar Prince, Betsy DeVos has done a very large amount of fundraising and donations to a variety of causes which amount to a billion dollars. She is noted businesswoman, a political campaign contributor, and a philanthropist. She rose over $150 thousand in 2004 to support the campaign when George Bush was a candidate for re-election. DeVos held a Republican fundraising event at Holland, Michigan – her home town. Betsy DeVos has some experience in politics as well from the time she was the finance chairperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee for two years, and leadership experience amassed during her work within the administration of a wide variety of projects over the years. For many years Family DeVos have been highly active participants in Republican political matters, they have donated a total of over $20 million. Presently, Betsy DeVos is also a member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Check this related article from NYPost.com
Together with her husband in 1989, Betsy launched the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The goal of Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation is to support social justice, arts, education, and community. Dick and Betsy DeVos have made donations that amass to a total of over $150 million to a huge number of charitable causes. They have also been avid supporters of the American education. Many educational institutions have benefitted from Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Some of those institutions include the Potter’s House, a Christian school located in Grand Rapids in Michigan, The Success Academy Charter Schools, University of Maryland College Park Foundation (which have an arts management institute named after the DeVos family), and the nonprofit Alliance for School Choice, Cornell University’s Weill Cornell Medical Center, the School of Missionary Aviation Technology. Among the benefits of the DeVos family’s involvement in charity and fundraising is that they have established the ArtPrize (2009). That is an international competition of Arts that is held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Betsy DeVos, her family, and her husband have formed a large part of the charitable donations in America.