The career of Betsy DeVos as an education reformer is one I have watched for around three decades as she has headed the fight to bring this part of the education system to the fore across the U.S. The appointment of Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education has been an important step not only for Mrs. DeVos, but I believe has also brought a sense of success and leadership to the education reform movement as a whole across the U.S.; the expansion of the education reform policies pursued with a relentless vigor by Betsy DeVos has allowed the plans of the Secretary of Education to become legislation in states including Florida, Indiana, and Louisiana. As the need for change in the U.S. public school system has become ever more important, the work of Betsy DeVos has continued as I believe Mrs. DeVos has created a need among parents for a new way of approaching the education of our children that does not see potential ignored or stagnated simply by the zip code of the family of a student. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.

I believe one of the major successes that has led to Betsy DeVos becoming one of the world’s leading education reformers is the reform plans created by Betsy DeVos and members of the Florida state legislature; after passing a state wide tax exempt scholarship program in the Sunshine State that has allowed more than 50,000 students take advantage of a school choice system that has improved the position of the state in terms of educational excellence. Born in Holland, Michigan, Secretary DeVos has been a key figure in bringing increased levels of educational excellence to the people of her home state, a position I believe has allowed the children of Michigan to improve their performance at school in many tested areas. I have watched with interest the direction of test scores for children educated under the Detroit Charter Schools program and have been impressed with the Betsy DeVos sponsored policy allowing students to outperform those educated in the traditional public school system in many areas of education.

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Betsy DeVos has been involved in education throughout her life and understands the problems facing families and educators within the public school system; as I read the biography of Betsy DeVos I was pleased to see her mother was a public school teacher in Michigan and allowed the young Betsy DeVos to learn a large amount about the issues facing the public school system on many different levels. As a two time Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Betsy DeVos has impressed me with her dedication to public service in all areas of her life and her ability to put aside political bias to achieve much for the good of the children of the U.S.