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Betsy Devos’s Philanthropy Efforts and Quality Education in America

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Betsy DeVos is the current American secretary of education under the trump administration. She was appointed to this position earlier on in 2017 and was among the first cabinet secretaries to be confirmed after a lengthy vetting process.

 

Most individuals know her as a pioneer in the school choice movement as she has been as she has been championing for various education reforms. Through the course of a career, she has been supporting grassroots education enterprises by providing donations to these particular institutions. Betsy DeVos is the daughter of a public school teacher, and the concept of choosing schools was introduced to her at a very tender age. During her college and other adult life. She would go on to work with various public schools with the aim of providing quality education to the individual’s learning these institutions.

 

Apart from being the cabinet secretary in charge of education, she is an established leader innovator and advocates when it comes to education, business, and even the political arena. She has been succeeding at this through her philanthropy efforts in which she supports various non-profit and charitable organizations. In politics, she has had more than 30 years worth of experience and was at one point the chair of the Michigan Republican Party,

 

Quality education has always been at the core of her philanthropy efforts. Taking a look at 2015, she gave out more than 3 million dollars to educational causes; these donations accounted for more than a quarter of charitable contributions she made in that particular year. 357,000 was also given to support other educational reforms.

 

As of now, Betsy is on the board of the American enterprise institute for public policy. Back in 2015, her family’s foundation gave out 750,000 to Washington dc-based think tank after which they also approved another one million dollars in subsequent funding. She donated 10,000 dollars to the Institute for justice which is a non-profit libertarian law firm that has been funding school choice lawsuits across America. She gave an additional 6,500 to intercollegiate studies institute an enterprise that champions for conservative viewpoints in college campuses.

 

The Betsy DeVos foundation is part of a family dynasty that has been supporting the Republican Party. Forbes magazine in 2015 placed the foundation at number 24 of America’s top donors. This is after her foundation and family members handed out a total of 104 million dollars to charitable organizations.

 

Taking into consideration the data provided by Forbes magazine, the DeVos family have provided 1.3 billion dollars through their philanthropy efforts in the cause of the lifetime. The American cabinet secretary for Education has also maintained that the donations she gives the charitable organizations always reach the criteria required. She also stated that the contributions are for aiding the individuals directly and should not be confused as political contributions.

 

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BETSY DEVOS: THE LADY AGAINST THE RECEDING OF THE TRANSGENDER BATHROOM BILL

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Betsy Devos was born in 1958 and grew up in Michigan. She is the daughter of Edgar; one of the richest people in Holland. She is the wife of Richard Marvin who also comes from a very wealthy family which of the magic basketball team and the Amway company. They are blessed with four children. Devos attained her degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calvin College in Michigan. Her desire for politics started way back in university where she took part in campus politics. She is a devoted Christian and she was much influenced by a theologian who believed in Christian political ideologies. She has been a leader of various churches in the region. This extraordinary woman was in the Republican Party and ran for the governorship seat in the year 2006.

The Devos family has an organization that deals with people suffering from autism, depression, lack of proper attention and anxiety. The patients are taken through a therapy which involves watching of movies to help their brains to remain stable and prevent them from being distracted. Additionally, this family has been aiding political candidates with funds to run their campaign like in the case where she supported Bush in the reelection campaigns. On top of that her foundation has donated funds to schools, hospitals and churches. Visit their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.

On the issue of opposing of transgender bill, Devos contacted Jeff Sessions to support her moves. If the bill was to go through, the United States will paint a bad picture to the outside world and people would have the fear of taking their children to schools in the country. Also, the lives of students would be affected at that early age and most of these children will not have a normal life in future. Betsy Devos played a big role in this despite her being taken down by various stakeholders and individuals in the country who only sought their selfish desires. Her main agenda was not to win the elections based on the issue but she was much compassionate with the students getting the best education and that the schools provided them with an appropriate learning environment.

She encouraged students from different institutions not to keep quiet about the matter and should talk about it with no fear or favor since their rights were being violated by the bill. Her engagement in this matter made her to go around universities and colleges give speeches of how education could help the students, communities and the nation at large. Although she lost the seat of becoming a governor she still had so much to do to transform the lives of the students in her country by opposing the bill. The religious leaders also supported her work which made it clear that her course was worthwhile.

Read more on The New York Times.

WIT Shaping Career Paths

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Wessex Institute of Technology provides a platform for scholars and researchers to exchange materials useful for scientific research and innovation. The institution therefore encourages and motivates graduates fresh from higher learning institutions to consider working with the institution. The company has a name and reputation to uphold, and therefore, students who are encouraged to apply are those with something extraordinary to offer to the institution. They must be outstanding in their performance and having something extracurricular to set them apart.

Moreover, researchers and academicians with experience are also not left out. The organizations needs smart, talented and experienced researchers to carry on the projects that the institution has set aside for them. Jobs are posted on their website and everyone is encouraged to apply for them.

Check out Wessex Institute of Technology careers at www.wessex.ac.uk