Education is crucial to the development of the workforce of a country. While there always has to exist jobs for everybody, some multinational industries, researching foundations, specialized tech companies; all of these require workers that have high specialization and are prepared to study a lot. These are also the jobs the pay the highest.
A developed country is only possible because of these types of jobs. Private companies go alongside the nation. That is the main reason why the United States and Japan, for example, have developed quickly and rose as two of the leading economic powers of the world.
Betsy DeVos, the newest Secretary of Education on Donald Trump’s presidency, understands the importance of education for the American Society.
According to the secretary, education opens doors that every American already has the right to them. The way the educational system was built, however, favors the families with the highest funding potential to put their children in the best schools, instead of supporting all American students of all monetary conditions. Check this related article from nypost.com.
Because of this reality, Betsy DeVos has made the revitalization of the American education system her lifetime fight. She is regularly leading committees and initiatives that promote a better political system that includes all American communities instead of leaving some behind.
Formerly named Elizabeth Prince, she is now married to Richard “Dick” DeVos, and the couple is one of the most philanthropical, charitable and influential duos of the United States.
Betsy has more than thirty years of fighting for the education system and a reform. She is Chairman of the Windquest Group, a company created by her husband in an attempt to develop technologies that are environment-friendly. They founded the firm together, almost thirty years ago.
Betsy DeVos has occupied herself with a variety of non-profitable roles that fight for many causes apart from the “better education” front. The most notable organizations that she is part of includes the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, Kids Hope USA and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, one of the biggest achievements of Betsy and sympathizers of the educational choice movement that aims to allow every American to study in quality schools and Universities.
In an interview, Betsy spoke about her optimism with the American Government’s attention that is now redirected to the education choice that Betsy has been supporting for so long. Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are some of the states that have progressed a long way in making the dream of many American students a reality.
The philanthropist couple also spoke about their first decision that led them to start making charitable initiatives and supporting other causes.
Betsy DeVos and her husband were frequenters of the Potter’s House Christian School when they were at school-age. At that time they did not realize, but while growing up, they began noticing the reality of many families struggling to keep their children in a quality school. It was not right, and the couple decided to do something about it.
Now, more than ever, Betsy can change the system forever, as she is now the Secretary of Education. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.