Betsy DeVos made an impression on the American people when she was interviewed for one of the biggest positions she has ever been given the opportunity to undertake. She was given the chance to be America’s Secretary of Education, a position that was awarded to her by Trump. Not much was said about her qualifications for the position, except for DeVos’ drive to give parents an opportunity to choose the schools their kids go to.
Betsy wants parents to have the opportunity to go to private schools or religious schools where beliefs are nurtured and government educational standard will not hinder education. Of course, some also noted the millions in donations she gave to Trump’s run for president. Her supporters say that DeVos’ support is not unconditional as some say she resisted Trump’s position regarding transgender students using bathrooms of their choosing. Still, this resistance was behind closed doors, and she did not defend the rights of these individuals as strongly as a political activist might have.
There is a fierce woman within DeVos’ amicable demeanor. The people of Michigan know just how powerful she can be when she flexes her monetary muscles. She was able to get Michigan to get on board with some of her ideas regarding charter schools to the point that many public schools in Michigan have now closed. It should also be noted that her efforts have gone pass her home state’s borders since several other, mostly conservative, states have adopted her school voucher program. A Republican and former state attorney general for the state of Michigan said that “in Michigan politics, she instilled fear in a lot of people, and it’s not just because she’s a billionaire.”
Some people might think she is a meek, nice lady who is simply unprepared for the job, but it seems the politicians who know her know that Betsy is not one to pass over. Washington might have marred her reputation a bit by making her seem unprepared for the job during the televised interview regarding her position as Secretary of Education for the US, but she does not seem ready to back down. Late night television poked fun of her response regarding grizzly bears attacking schools, but she continues to do her job. She has been meeting with faculty leaders in several schools attempting to learn as much as possible.
Betsy is a native of Holland, which is considered one of the prettiest cities in Michigan, and she is now 59. She used to work at an auto parts company with her father when she was young. Her small town upbringing was radically changed as her father built a billion-dollar business. She ultimately married Dick DeVos who came from a wealthy family as well. Both of these individuals hold strong Christian beliefs and conservative values, which continues to drive them further into the political wormhole. Learn more: http://enablediversity.com/2017/08/11/dick-devos-reveals-the-staggering-amounts-of-money-he-donated-to-charity/
Betsy’s confirmation as the Secretary of Education for the US was a bit of a nail-biter. Many people in the US did not want to see her lead the education in the US and voiced their opinion online and on the streets. The Senate tied when voting whether she should be placed in this position, but Vice President Mike Pence cast the tiebreaking vote in the end as the cabinet officer. There is no doubt that this person is worth paying attention to and all that she is planning to do in her new position.