Besty DeVos is an advocate for all children and their rights. Regardless of one’s personal and or moral values, basic human rights are her top priority for every child in America.
According to cnn.com, President Trump recently rescinded a ruling from prior President Obama in which the federal government took control over certain areas of education. President Trump shifted the power of ruling on those areas back to local government. Mrs. DeVos has been viewed by some as disputing the President on this issue, this is not true. Mrs. DeVos is a strong advocate for the rights of all children. She is very passionate in her beliefs towards children’s rights, at the federal and local level.
Evidence of her passion towards her beliefs are easily found sprinkled generously throughout her past. Betsy is renown for her fund raising and behind the scenes organizational skills. She views herself as someone who has always thought outside of the box and has been affiliated with the Republican party on various projects for decades. It has been stated that she is not one that backs down from any powerful or elite group. Betsy’s charitable donations, along with her husband’s, stood at an astounding $139 million in 2015, which landed them at #24 on a Forbes magazine list of top charitable people. Accelerating transformation, leveraging support and cultivating leadership are all extremely important to Betsy DeVos. The DeVos family founded a charitable organization in 1989 which provides tremendous support for education, community, the arts, justice, and leadership.
Betsy grew up in Michigan with her parents Elsa and Edgar Prince. She attended Holland Christian High School in her hometown and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in administrative business and politics from Calvin College in Grand Rapids. While at college Betsy was involved in campus politics. She married Dick DeVos and together they now have four grown children. She is the chairwoman of Windquest Group, a company that she and her husband founded in 1989.
In summation, we find someone who will do whatever it takes to protect the rights of America’s children, even when it isn’t popular.