Betsy DeVos and Dick DeVos are almost dynastic in their impact on Michigan’s political scene. As two high-level GOP donors and prominent conservative advocates, the DeVos family has been put in the spotlight for their work. Betsy DeVos has amplified their spotlight after she was selected to serve as the Secretary of Education for President Donald Trump. Betsy DeVos may have garnered some scrutiny for her work as a donor and her goal of true education reformation, but a deep dive into her past proves that Betsy and Dick DeVos have been truly living their faith through their work in the world of philanthropy.
If you were to look at Betsy DeVos’s charitable outreach from 2015 alone you’d see that she gave out over $11.6 million dollars to philanthropic foundations. The DeVos family makes sure to post their philanthropic reports through their website and consistent perusal of the reports will show that they are giving truth to the power of their words. In fact, were you to comb through all of those reports, you’d find that the DeVos family has donated more than $1.3 billion dollars throughout their lives to philanthropic endeavors. This kind of charitable outreach is exceedingly rare in the world for obvious reasons but it really just amplifies what makes the DeVos family different.
Upon being selected as the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos was immediately put on a pedestal by her conservative colleagues. Coming into Washington D.C. with the reputation that she did mean that people were going to be expecting great things from her. With that being said, Betsy DeVos has proven time and again that she is more than ready to meet their needs. DeVos has dedicated her entire life to bringing about education reform at the state level and now she has a federal mandate to make it happen throughout the nation. Still, DeVos understands that we are living in dynamic and polarizing political times and that could spell trouble making her agenda a reality.
Despite how rocky the Trump Administration has been, due in large part to a divided Washington D.C., DeVos continues to march gamely forward toward making education reform a reality. DeVos proudly points to all of the hardworking teachers and administrators throughout the country who have been trying their best to keep education moving forward. DeVos wants to bring them assistance by making school choice a realistic option for educational facilities of every type.
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