Betsy DeVos Continues To Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Is When It Comes To Educational Choice

If you know who Betsy DeVos is, there is a good chance that you would have never expected to hear that she would be seen with the likes of the rapper Pitbull. But that is exactly what happened recently when she decided to pay a visit to many different schools in Florida. The reason for her joint appearance had to do with the charter schools that Pitbull has set up. DeVos has always been a supporter of educational choice, and she also supports private and charter schools. Educational choice has to do with legislation that supports the educational rights of American families so they can afford to send their kids to a school of their choosing.

 

Betsy DeVos was interviewed recently and commented on how well she thinks the educational choice movement is doing. Her optimism is based on the fact that there are now more than 250,000 students who are being served by educational choice programs. In total, 17 states are now participating in these kinds of programs, and new states are coming aboard all of the time. Mississippi, Virginia, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania all have started up fresh programs to serve students, and Indiana has already enrolled more than 10,000 kids through a voucher program.

 

Betsy DeVos recently pointed to a poll that discovered that Latino families were especially appreciative of educational choice legislation. Low income families have also been the beneficiaries of these kinds of programs. This is completely counter to what opponents of educational choice would have most people believe. The truth is that the program has been painted as something that the wealthy desire, and part of the reason for this is that DeVos is a billionaire. These assertions are completely unfounded and seem almost ludicrous as recent findings have indicated that DeVos has been pouring large amounts of her wealth into the educational sector to help make it better.

 

In fact, Betsy DeVos recently revealed how much money she has been donating to charitable organizations. This showed that she has donated millions of dollars through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation to charitable organizations that benefit the U.S. educational system. Some of the money she has donated has gone to Kids Hope USA, the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Mars Hill Bible Church. She also serves in a variety of positions that benefit the educational choice movement including the Alliance for School Choice and the American Federation for Children.

 

Betsy DeVos is the new Secretary of Education for the United States. She grew up in Michigan and has been a large part of efforts that have made the city of Grand Rapids a better place to live in. She expects to continue to serve the people of the United States by improving the educational system from the inside out. While many other people talk about making changes to help families that can’t afford to pay the tuition of private and charter schools, she is out there actually doing something very real about it.

 

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