Betsy DeVos: Bettering Education, One Step At A Time

Betsy DeVos is the current Education Minister of the United States of America, and someone who has been appearing in a large number of journals and periodicals nationwide. Her appointment to the position of Education Minister was one of the most controversial in the history of American appointments. What set Betsy apart making her the first, was the fact that the vote for her appointment was equally divided, with half the parliament voting in her favor, and half voting against. The tie breaking vote was then cast, which decided the fate of Betsy and the future of the American schooling system.

Since a long time, Betsy has stood for the betterment of the education system in the country. She is a firm advocator of better education for the future generations and believes that through education the country can prosper. She has been involved with numerous movements for different subjects pertaining to academics. Just a few years ago, Betsy was at the forefront, leading the charge for the establishment of the school charter movement. The education that children receive in private schools in extremely high as compared to the ones received from public schools. Therefore, students who show exceptional skills aren’t given the right tools for their growth, resulting in their potential getting capped. The school charter movement, therefore, lobbied for the switch of public schools to private companies, and for the use of taxpayer’s money to give the children of America an access pass to better education which can help their growth. Even though the movement proved to be unfruitful, Betsy DeVos still aims to hopefully one day help public schools develop for the sake of the children coming there. Visit Betsy’s website at

She therefore wanted to make it so that schools would have to undergo rigorous tests only to receive a certain grade at the end of the examination. Using this method of grading, Betsy DeVos believed that they could classify the schools that need to better their standards and separate them from the ones that are already performing well. This grading system is also particularly useful to parents as sometimes they don’t know which schools are good and which aren’t. By looking at the grade that the school received, parents can make a better judgement while putting their children in school. The right school can significantly boost a child’s learning capabilities and facilitate their growth and development, and Betsy DeVos aims to someday make it, so every child in America has the opportunity for quality education.

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With her husband Dick DeVos, Betsy has helped numerous people all over America better their lives. Most of her philanthropic efforts are conducted through the DeVos Family Foundation., a charitable trust to help people and organizations in need.  Visit their foundation at

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