The recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the 11th US secretary of education by the U.S. Senate could not have come at an opportune time for our children. I have keenly followed her involvement in the fight for equal, balanced and just education policies for over 30 years now, and all I can think of at this moment is the word, excellent. In this appointment, like all the other nominations to key departments, President Trump once more demonstrated a sense of patriotic commitment that goes far beyond selfish considerations.
Why am I saying this? It is in the public domain now that the DeVos family apart from championing worthy political causes have been passionately advocating for reforms targeting underserved and economically disadvantaged children have equal opportunity to access high-quality education. Madam DeVos became painfully aware of the imbalances in our school system when she was a student. She witnessed firsthand the injustices in the system, and she was inspired by the positive work the leaders in her hometown were doing to give parents choices in educating their children.
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That she served for more than 15 years as a mentor for vulnerable children in schools around Michigan (Grand Rapids) is something I find very praise-worthy. Not only that, but she has also spearheaded the movement to create new educational o ptions for all students in the District of Columbia and 25 other states. She has a strong background in educational issues. A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, she has Bachelor of Arts degree, an accomplishment, which I believe, has served her well in her pursuit of farsighted educational goals. I am confident that as the education secretary, Madam DeVos will empower parents to have greater choices in the way their children are educated by returning education control to local governments, and states.
I am also deeply impressed by her humanitarian missions. It is no coincidence that her tireless work for nonprofits and charities is due to the fact she is married to Dick DeVos who is a famous community activist and philanthropist. Betsy DeVos is a recognized board member of various local and national civic and charitable organizations. Some of the charities she supports include; Kendall College of Art and Design, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mars Hill Bible Church, ArtPrize, and Kids Hope USA. I applaud her commitment to finding innovative strategies to combat social ills and dilemmas. The amount of good work she does extend to include conservational efforts. The concern she has for environmental protection prompted her to establish the Windquest Group, a chain of companies dealing with manufacturing, technology, and development of clean energy. Importantly, she heads the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.