Betsy DeVos is a Christian conservative who hopes to see real educational reform in the United States during her lifetime. She has dedicated a large part of her life to standing up for the rights of economically challenged families in the nation who are simply hoping to get a fair shake. While she has always been a believer in offering equal educational opportunities to everyone in the United States, she became even more motivated to take action after visiting Potter’s House Christian School.
It was there that Betsy DeVos was saddened by a cold, hard truth. That truth was that not everyone in the U.S. has the same educational opportunities as everyone else. Many of the families that sent their kids to the school had to make huge financial sacrifices in order to do so. Their only other option was to send their children to a public school that was chosen for them based on the location of their home. Potter’s House offers children a safe learning environment, which is not something that all public schools can offer.
Betsy DeVos started supporting the school by donating money to specific low income families so they could send their kids there. Over time, she decided to do more and began to donate large sums of money to the school itself. DeVos grew up in a wealthy family who could afford to send her to any school they chose, but it bothers her greatly that others don’t have the same opportunities that she did. Instead of feeling sorry for economically challenged families in the U.S., she has made her mind up to fight for their rights. After donating money to Potter’s House, she also went to work by setting up a foundation that offers scholarships to poor families.
Today, Betsy DeVos continues to push herself outside of her comfort zone by making new allies that will help to protect the educational rights of students in the U.S.A. She recently decided to make a public appearance with the rapper Pitbull, who recently built a charter school of his own in the state of Florida. While she may be at odds with Pitbull’s rap songs, which are full of profanity, she supports his intentions to help American students. DeVos has also built alliances with many Democrats who she doesn’t see eye to eye with when it comes to their political positions. For DeVos, it is not about petty differences and grandstanding; it is about serving the very real needs of the young students who need it the most.
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