If you thought that the DeVos spend a lot of money of political lobbying, wait till you hear their donations to various charities and causes. In the year, 2015, alone, the strong Christian couple dished away $11.6 million dollars in support of different courses. The $5 million dollars donated to the Republic Party over the past election and campaigns period is pocket change to this individuals. In total, the family as a whole is said to have given away a total of $104M to philanthropy. In the last fifty years alone, the DeVos’ have made donations estimated by Forbes.com to stand in at $1.33B.
Donald Trump’s Appointee Grilled
Donald Trump’s win came as an added blessing to the DeVos. Betsy got nominated to head the Education Sector, and this caused a huge outcry from the Democrats and the stakeholders in the public Education System, who thought of her as being pro-private and charter school learning. Eventually, after being taken through an excruciating thorough vetting process by the select Senate committees, she passed and is now comfortably settled into her new important role. She vowed to remove all redundancies in a bid to streamline and improve the system which once used to be the best in the world.
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Betsy DeVos’ Ideas
As a matter of fact, some of her unique policies on the American Education System have already started being out into action. The Education Cabinet Secretary plans an ambitious overhaul of the learning process which she has repeatedly termed as being incapable of enabling students to go ahead and fulfill the American Dream. Kids need talented tutors who teach them the skills relevant now and in the inbound future.
On repeated interviews, Betsy DeVos always recalls one experience she and the husband had back when they were just recently married. That experience took place when they visited a Catholic school in their hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan and witnessed poverty first hand. That incidence involving moms and dads who were unable to bring any food to their children on the parents visiting day moved them to the core. From here on they swore to be pro school choice and philanthropists to noble causes.
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