When it comes to matters educational –reform movement, Betsy DeVos has always been on the front line. She first became involved with politics while still in campus at the Calvin College. Since then, she has remained active in politics leading a good number of political action committees, political campaigns and also party organizations. Furthermore, Betsy DeVos chaired the Michigan Republican Party serving for a period of six good years. Mrs. DeVos is a reformer, a spirit that runs through in her family. This is so because, Betsy DeVos is married to Dick DeVos who with a reformer spirit unsuccessfully ran for the position of Governor of Michigan under nomination ticket of the Republican Party.
Both Dick DeVos and his wife Betsy DeVos have a common trait which is coming up with an innovative ways to solve any problem may it be in politics or business. In collaboration with the husband, they both founded a privately held company by the name Windquest Group. This company was founded back in the year 1989, it largely invests in clean energy, technology and manufacturing. Betsy DeVos has all through served the company as the chair, portraying a good leadership character. In his own capacity, Dick DeVos is also a dependable leader as he earlier served as the president of the Orlando Magic NBA and also at the Amway.
Betsy DeVos can be termed as a very compassionate person, as her actions of charity range widely. At the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family foundation, she serves as the chairman. She is also an active member of several local and national boards such as the Mars Hill Bible Church, Foundation for Excellence in Education, DeVos Institute for Arts Management and the Kids Hope USA just to mention a few. At both the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children, Mrs. DeVos serves as the chairman.
Betsy DeVos has recently emphasized on the support that she has for the school choice. By doing so, she said that Excel Academy is a good example of a school that met the needs of its all-inclusive participants who are the students, the parents and their immediate members of the community. She added that the school clearly shows the kind of transformation that can occur if only the parents were empowered and mandated with the duty to choose the kind of education setting with the ability to meet their child’s particular needs.
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