Betsy DeVos is a devoted participant and leader in the children educational reform movement. She believes that they have made huge improvements over the last 50 years and are making a difference all over the United States. Betsy DeVos first became aware of this issue when she realized how poorly the majority of public school perform. There are so many families that are unable to afford private school tuition. Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) | Twitter wanted to change this and give those families the same opportunities that private school children have. She believes that making reforms such as tax credits, education money preservation accounts, and vouchers will be what makes the most difference on these issues. The majority of people in the United States are in favor of providing children with equal educational opportunity.
One of the main things that attracted Betsy DeVos to this movement was the behavior she saw when she visited Potter’s House Christian School. She was completely inspired by the parents that were so dedicated to their child’s education. This opened her eyes to the way that families with lower incomes were going out of their way to provide their child with a quality education. Most simply cannot afford private school tuition which makes their choice in school very limiting. Betsy DeVos continues to return to the Potter’s House and she mentors the young children there. She is also very supportive of their work and provides financial contributions.
Betsy DeVos started a foundation that provided scholarships to the children of low income families. She was able to help many families but it soon became apparant that this was more a bandaid to the true problem. They needed a larger movement so that more chidlren would have these opporunities. To encourage more change, Betsy DeVos worked on the boards of the American Education Reform Council and the Children Frist America charities. She then began the American Federation for Children, where she now serves as the chair member. This program aims to use tax credits and vouchers to give parents to opportunity to send their child to the school of their choice.Betsy DeVos now served as the secretary of education and she continues working toward improving the schooling options for children all over the country. She does not want income or social status to determine which children are allowed to recieve good educations. She aims to provide everyone with equal opportunities and she wants to give choice back to the parents. Betsy DeVos also worked with the Windquest Group as their chairman. She is very involved in charity and has worked with the Kids Hope USA. Kendall College of Art and Design, Mars Hill Bible Church, Artprize, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.