Betsy DeVos is known for her reform work in the United States. I have learned that at a tender age, when in school, she involved herself in much campus politics as she undertook her vocation. From that point on, Betsy DeVos has engaged herself actively in daily politics. It is now over thirty years with Betsy DeVos involving in campaigns, committees, party organizations that were political. During these years, she has also been chairing the Michigan Republican Party for around six years. Moreover, her husband was also involved in the reforming movement as he was a nominee for the Michigan gubernatorial position.
It also surprises me that the DeVos were not only active politicians but also actively involved in social business with the same vigor. In 1989, Betsy DeVos together with her husband founded the Windquest Group Company. The Windquest Group has Betsy DeVos as its chairman. Windquest Group is a multi-company group that is privately own and deals clean emery, Manufacturing, and technology. On the other hand, Dick DeVos initially held the position as the chairman of the two companies namely the Orlando Magic NBA franchise and the Amway.
The reform activities of Betsy DeVos extend to also some non-profitable activities. Betsy DeVos is a philanthropist. Betsy DeVos chairs the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, a family foundation that stretches its charity activities in many ways and to many organizations. In addition to heading the family’s foundation, she forms part of many other boards including Kids Hope USA, Mars Hill Bible Church, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the DeVos Institute for Arts found at the Kennedy Center. In the extension of her philanthropic service, she also chairs the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children.
In an interview with the Philanthropy, Betsy DeVos spoke about the success of the Role of the Government in Education. She says that since the institution of the first private school voucher by Wisconsin, there are now more than two hundred and fifty thousand students are benefiting in public funded public choice. These schools are distributed through seventeen states and in the district of Colombia. She considers it a success because the education choice program grew last year by a total number of over forty thousand students. Moreover, discloses that the program stretched into Virginia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Mississippi in 2012. The newly launched statewide voucher program in Indiana has enrolled nearly 10000 students in its second year of existence.
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