Philanthropy Round Table is an organization devoted to showcasing excellence in private giving. The website posted an interview back in 2013 featuring the newly appointment US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. For decades, Mrs. DeVos has remained at the forefront of various pertinent concerns in the society. She, the husband, Dick and the rest of their extended family have dedicated their life to the pursuit of empowering the less fortunate individuals in the society.
Foundations Betsy Chairs
The Devoses are also big on spending on political party donations being Republican Party life members. Betsy currently presides over several charity organizations like the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Kids Hope USA, Mars Hill Bible Church, and the Alliance for School Choice and finally the American Federation for Children (AFC).
Strides Made So Far
Betsy’s interview with Round Table began by quoting the work of Milton Friedman. Mr. Friedman appeared on the limelight 54 years back when he published his research report titled, ‘The Role of Government in School,’ the report advocated for pro-choice schooling for American citizens. In her response, Betty sounded quite optimistic of what the future held in store for the pro-choice school movement she’s worked so tirelessly to popularize. Under her stewardship, the programs had absorbed close to 40K private school students as of 2012. The participants of the initiatives come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com.
Greatest Accomplishment Ever!
Betsy Devos goes ahead to explain why she’s so overzealous with her campaigns to introduce lunch vouchers to private schools. According to the recent Trump nominee, seeing low-income families with nothing left to share and give their children touched them, and they made an eternal vow to level the playing field. Even though that incident took place some thirty plus years now past, it still echoes strongly in the minds of the DeVoses. Soon, they started pouring finances into the school. The funds were meant to provide subsidies for the poor kids at the facility.
The couple’s supported various reform agendas over the years. For instance, they oversaw the introduction of the first charter school bill in Michigan in the early nineties. Today, the organization has expanded its wings nationally. The greatest accomplishment by their foundation has been witnessed in Florida. According to Betsy, the American education system is in tatters and desperate need of an overhaul. And, that’s exactly what she plans to do in her new position of power.
About Betsy DeVos
Betsy DeVos is an American industrialist, philanthropist, and political activist. She’s well known for her vocal nature about the inadequacies of the American school system. She once served as the leader of the Republican Party for six years. She’s married to the billionaire, Dick DeVos and they have four children together. She was born in 1958, and on February 2017 got confirmed by Mike Pence as the Secretary of Education.