Betsy DeVos is known as a woman involved with education and politics. She has taken part in numerous organizations and been the head of many campaigns to support education in the country. Betsy works with her husband to operate the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. The pair use nonprofit methods to raise funds instead of seeking money for themselves.
It’s been almost 25 years since a private school program involving vouchers was launched in Wisconsin. Betsy is at a point in her life where she is very optimistic about this method of education. There are programs being developed in other states that will allow students to enter private schools using a voucher program so that they can get the education that they desire. Latinos are among the top groups of people who seem to like an educational choice instead of being forced to attend a certain school.
There wasn’t one action that took place that lured Betsy into getting involved with the voucher program. Betsy and her husband visited several schools for their children, one being the Potter’s House Christian School. Other parents were also trying to get their children into a school where they would feel safe and where they would know their children’s educational goals would be met. Betsy and her husband saw that there were parents who struggled to pay the tuition for the school but would do anything so that their children received the best education. This is when Betsy decided to get involved with education and to start looking into a voucher system so that all students would have an opportunity to attend a school that they enjoy.
Betsy is now the chairman for the American Federation for Children. She works with school systems across the country to ensure that parents have a choice without being concerned about money. Betsy is proud of all of the success in the country but is especially proud of Florida for being a state that has had the longest length of time for a choice in education.
Betsy is known for working with people of all backgrounds, including Pitbull. She was recently seen with him in Miami at a charter school for girls. The rapper started the school but has often been scrutinized because of the songs that he sings. However, Betsy DeVos doesn’t see anything wrong with someone starting a charter school and spoke highly of Pitbull and his efforts.
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