There is no shortage of articles, factual profile and other fact-laden information about Betsy Devos’ career today. However, one of the most insightful, comprehensive and engaging articles about her today would have to be the one from The New York Times itself.
In the NyTimes article entitled “Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but A Fighter in Poltiics” last Feb 2017, the readers are reminded of the inherent strength, stealth-like political strategem and power of Betsy Devos. These readers are reminded by the article that the skills for managing the political position that Betsy Devos has today are far from inferior. Readers are reminded that the stance of Betsy DeVos on LGBTQ rights are strongly aligned with President Trump.
The presence of Betsy DeVos in the current presidential administration means that people would have to expect more conservative programs from DeVos. But this doesn’t mean that the minority is neglected. DeVos is always going out of her way to make sure that the gay and transgender employees working in the Education Department of schools are reminded of the direction that the administration is taking without forgetting to listen to their side. She even attended the Conservative Political Action Conference to make sure that the federal guidelines of the new administration are met without overreach.
It’s also to be gleaned from the article that while DeVos is publicly gracious and meek, she is still a relentless driven political fighter that does what is needed for the changes required to get enacted. Her drive is what has earned the trust of President Trump herself. It is her drive that has pushed the administration she is serving to where it should be.
About Betsy DeVos
DeVos is the Secretary of Education for the U.S. Department of Education. She is also best known to be the businesswoman and philanthropist that is helping the Trump Administration enact the policies needed to reform the overreach in the previous administration. Her advocacy in school choice, school voucher programs and charter schools have also engaged herself to strengthen her ties to the Reformed Christian Community. She’s also the Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan dating from 1992 to 1997.
It is also not to be forgotten that DeVos has been the woman behind the fantastic management of the Department of Education today. She is able to do this not just through her skills, talent and vision, but also because of the inherent support she already gained by being the Former CEO of the multi-level marketing firm, Amway. She’s also the daughter-in-law of the co-founder of Amway, Richard DeVos. Her influence in the administration today may have been because of the strong ties she had made while being part of the company.
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While Betsy DeVos is most well known for being our country’s United States Secretary of Education (the 11th one), she has an incredible passion for philanthropy in the education sector. It is rare to find someone whose passion overlaps with their actual career but Betsy DeVos is one of those people.
Her passion of education reform was first sparked when she was in Calvin College. It was there that she became involved in politics on the campus. Her campus involvement showed her exactly how much could be achieved through political work and she knew it was her life’s path to put that amount of work into changing the country’s educational system.
She worked dilligently throughout her college career to bring change to her own college and to build her career. Her goal was to get to a place where she could exact real change and she pushed herself forward to do that ever since.
She and her husband are both very philanthropic people and the two became passionate about education after a single incident that changed the course of their lives. When their children were the age where they would need to find a school, Betsy and her husband Dick DeVos searched for the school that would best meet their children’s educational needs. They came upon Potter’s House Christian School and knew there was something special about the school. Potter’s House Christian School had been serving Grand Rapids for over 30 years and the school typically works with low income families. These low income families often don’t have a choice where they will send their children. Many children simply had to attend whichever school their parents lived in.
These schools were often sub par and these families were more focused on making sure their kids had enough to eat or that they were protected from violence than doing tangible work to get their children into a school outside of their district.
The DeVos’s met many incredible families during this time, ones that were filled with love for their communities and for their family. They were moved by the fact that they were blessed enough to be able to choose whichever school they wanted for their children and decided to help others have that choice.
Since then, the DeVos’s have sponsored children who wish to attend Potter’s House Christian School and paid their tuition. They have become some of the school’s largest donors and make a huge difference in lives of children in the Grand Rapids area.
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George Soros is an example of opportunity in the United States. He was born in Hungary but eventually fled to London and later the United States. Since coming to the United States, Soros has made a name for himself as a successful hedge fund manager. Over his lifetime he has amassed billions of dollars, but he is not content to simply rest on his success. Soros has a rich and detailed history of both philanthropy and political involvement, demonstrating a passion for investing in society. For Soros, the United States was a society that gave him opportunity and he believes in paying back to that society.
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Soros is the founder of the nonprofit organization known as the Open Society Foundations. Working with the nonprofit operates across the globe and works to help people of diverse backgrounds and needs. Soros’ work with the nonprofit reflects a commitment to humanitarian values that sets Soros apart from his peers. Soros’ involvement in social causes does not end with philanthropy. He is a significant donor to various liberal political candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Soros’ donations to political causes show his desire to help maintain a country that can provide success to others like him. He has a steadfast dedication to progressive causes.
That dedication is most recently reflected in George Soros’ commitment of $500 million in aid to refugees and migrants. Writing for Forbes, Keren Blankfeld explains Soros’ motivation. As a refugee himself, Soros believes in working to aid the large amount of refugees fleeing places like Syria for better lives in Europe and the United States. The $500 million he has promised will go through the Open Society Foundations, but Soros is using them as investments instead of grants. In her article, Blankfeld cites Soros’ desire to “show how private capital can play a constructive role helping migrants.”
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