Betsy DeVos: Helping Parents Send Their Children to the Schools They Choose

For over twenty-five years, Betsy DeVos has dedicated her work and philanthropy efforts to helping parents send their children to the school of their choice. A lifelong resident of Michigan, her passion for education dates back to her experiences with her mother, a public school teacher, and it continued to grow in the eighties, when she began sending her own children to school. She began volunteering at Potter’s House Christian School, which serves many low-income families in Grand Rapids. She supported Potter’s House for 15 years as an in-school mentor. Meanwhile, her involvement in politics began when she was a student senator while attending Calvin College. During that time she also volunteered for Gerald Ford during his 1976 presidential campaign. By 1992, she was serving on the Republican National Committee. With her political experience and commitment to education, she helped ensure the successful passage of Michigan’s first charter-school bill in 1993. That was a major victory, and more successful efforts to extend school-choice to all parents followed.


Betsy DeVos has said that she is driven by her realization that she was very lucky to send her children to the school she chose; she says it’s only fair that all American parents should have the same right. The foundation that she and her husband founded together, The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, has supported a variety of worthy causes, including a scholarship program that allowed low-income families to decide where their children would attend school. As chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Betsy DeVos supported the push to amend Michigan’s constitution to allow tax-credit scholarships and vouchers to help expand school choice. That effort didn’t succeed, and she turned her attention instead to the rapid expansion of charter-schools in Michigan. The expansion has been popular and successful, and the success has been credited to the advocacy of the Great Lakes Education Project, an organization that DeVos founded. Her husband, Dick DeVos, has even started an aviation charter school called West Michigan Aviation Academy. On the national stage, DeVos has chaired two major school-choice advocacy groups, the Alliance for School Choice, and the American Federation for Children. Through these groups, DeVos was involved in the passage of major education reform in Louisiana and Indiana that could benefit up to one million students per year.

In addition to her school-choice advocacy, DeVos has founded the DeVos Institute for Arts Management, which provides training for managers who run arts organizations. Her interest in the arts also led her to serve on the board ArtPrize, an annual international art competition founded by one of her children. In 1989, she and her husband also founded the Windquest Group, an entrepreneurial firm that has successfully developed sustainable technology. Visit Betsy’s profile page on

Meet Betsy DeVos: A Christian Lady With The Biggest Heart Ever!

Betsy DeVos was always a reformist rebel, and, probably always ever will be. Her activism days began when she was still an undergraduate major at the Calvin College in Michigan, USA. Having been born with a silver spoon did little to filter her from the what was amiss in the wider world. Betsy was just a twenty-something-year-old by then, but, the passion and the fire that burned within her were more than enough to keep her focused on what really mattered, for the rest of her life.

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Betsy has dedicated her life to the pursuit of quality education for all Americans, rich, poor and in between. Betsy’s reformist agenda seeks to introduce radical reforms and overhauls in private educational system in the states. The problem is that the government had thus far diverted all tax breaks and financing programs to the public learning institutions and that is what didn’t auger well with Betsy DeVos and the rest of her Michigan elite who prided themselves in above all else, as people who made a positive difference. Using their wealth and power to make a positive difference lasting a thousand years and more has been what aches this billionaire, day and night. Giving back has a rewarding feeling no kind of political post, car, home, plane or lifestyle will ever get close to matching among the really wealthy of our days. Check her website for more info at

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With all due honesty, the nation doesn’t give nearly enough credit to the DeVos and all that they’ve done to the educational system of this mighty nation. Betsy Devos is an heiress to wealth that would make any ordinary person flinch but despite all that privilege she decided to focus her energy, attention, and wealth towards implementing the nation’s first ever pro-charter school reformist clause in her home state, Michigan. She has spent at least seven years actively running the tea party headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The lady is respected for her hard-lying political and reformist agenda which has seen her and the extended DeVoses entourage dole out a massive fortune estimated at $1.2 billion dollars.

About Betsy DeVos

Betsy has now been married to Dick DeVos for a sum total of 30 years and by the way, the couples are always appearing in the mainstream media, their marriage is forever. Together, the power couple has sired four children and the number of grandkids bearing the name of the 11th Secretary of Education for the United States, Betsy DeVos continues to rise. After all, What would you expect, the woman is a lady of faith and she is devoted to the Catholic religion and together with the President, they are destined to forever redefine the ailing American education and political arena, whether Hillary Clinton, the media and all the Democrats like it or not. Visit Betsy’s profile on