In the article from the New York Times, we learned some of the latest political challenges that Betsy DeVos has been facing as the education secretary. Let’s recap some of the important details in the news report.
The New York Times Article mentioned the latest declaration of Trump to repeal the latest policy in schools of allowing transgender students to use the area of the bathroom that they choose. Betsy Devos is the woman fighter in front of the people who don’t want the policy to be repealed. Despite the fact that she’s not as experienced in politics as many people want her to be, she continues to have the fighting spirit to deliver what the majority of America deserves.
Betsy Devos: The Profile
Ms. Devos is now 59 years old. She grew up in Holland, Mich., particularly in the western area of the state. Her background as a public servant started during the formative years when she was working with her father in his garage. Her father is Edgar Prince, who is a Christian conservative who has built a billion-dollar business in the auto industry. The husband of Dick DeVos even came from a wealthier family who are the people behind the growth of the multi-level marketing company Amway that has grown to a multi-million dollar business.
Although many citizens that Betsy Devos has encountered find it difficult to relate to her because she got a private school education, Betsy is showing great enthusiasm to learn the ropes of the political game. One of the many contributions of Betsy Devos in her political career was her fight in making sure that tax dollars will be transferred from public schools to charter schools. Charter schools are semi-operated with public funds but at the same time managed by private groups.
In 2015, it was in public record that Betsy and her husband were able to dole out $11.6 million in total contributions to various causes. You can see all the breakdown of all the expenses at the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation website. Since then there are now over $5.3 million additional funds that were given away by the foundation to various causes.
One of the other main focuses of Betsy Devos in her political career is Arts and Culture. In 2015, over $2.4 million of her donated money, or $21 percent of her money was given away to charitable causes in this area. Betsy Devos is also the woman responsible for launching the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which you can find at the University of Maryland.
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