Her life is defined by a mix of royalty and loyalty. Her father, Prince Edgar, founded the billion-dollar auto Parts Company which turned out to be a booming business. Her brother followed in their father’s footsteps to become a great entrepreneur. Betsy’s husband, Dick Devos, also comes from a wealthy heritage. His loyalty to family and her beliefs is unquestionable. She serves as the Education Secretary under Trump administration.
Betsy Devos involvement in politics started way back at Calvin College. During one vacation she got involved with college politics. Since then, she has never looked back. Owing to her Christian conservative upbringing it is no surprise that she is heavily involved with the Republican Party. Her involvement in supporting the conservative beliefs of the party are rooted in many aspects from grassroots to raising of campaign funds. She became head of the Republican Party in Michigan.
Those who know her closely, either by having worked with her or have been her opponents can attest to her resilience. To the public eye Betsy Devos will be soft spoken but she knows to survive in politics she has to be ruthless. She knows to fight her political battles and win. She is not shy from the public as she understands so is the nature of her line of work.
She has built a huge reputation as a fighter and crusader for public charter schools. Charter schools in her opinion give the American parents and their children a choice. Apart from the public schools and private schools, charter schools are publicly funded schools with private management. The fight for charter schools faces opposition from many quarters. But for Betsy Devos, her heart is full of optimism. To her the system must give options to the American people.
Her resilience was put to test during the vote to confirm her appointment as Education secretary in Trump administration. She would emerge the winner with a solitary vote in the senate. The strong opposition did not stop her spirit she decided to fight on and emerged the winner. Her victory in the Senate only managed to prove to the critics of her strong will in politics and in fighting for what she believes in. She handles anything thrown at her with maturity. Moreover, she is a role model in the political and leadership spheres for all the young women out there.
Her involvement in the various leadership positions in the party and the cooperate world prepared her for the role as the Education secretary. In the position she is focused to ensure that every American child has the best in terms of education. Even better use her experience to ensure every American child has a choice. Her fight and political involvement for the years she has been involved have taught her what it takes to push reforms. Getting the right people elected, drafting the perfect bills, and getting them passed for the benefit of the American people. Hers is a fight to keep serving and reform the Education system.
Her optimism and hard work will see her deliver on her promises to the American people. Besides, her loyalty and the belief in fighting together with the Trump Administration in their quest to make America great again. She understands that the reformation journey will not lack critics and staunch opposition. But as long as all she is doing is for the American people. To better their lives and give them choices then she is willing to put it all on the line.
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