Betsy DeVos is often known as a person who will fight for everything that she can get in terms of political concessions. She is not afraid to take the lead out when she needs to and drop the charm. She can be a totally different person than those who know her say that she usually is when it comes to fighting for the things that she believes in. One of the premier items on that list are charter schools.
She was recently spotted in Miami with rapper Pitbull making an appeal to people that charter schools are the way to go. She and the rapper appeared together at a local charter school in the Miami area to promote the idea that these are the kind of schools where children are able to learn better.
If you had known Betsy DeVos from her humble beginnings in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you would not be surprised that she has taken on a life of politics and activism. She has had family members run for the Governor’s mansion in the state (as Republicans of course), and she and her husband have frequently had their hands in a number of local political and business issues. They have never skirted away from them simply because they might get another person stirred up. As long as they believe in what they are doing, they are most likely going to give it a shot.
The DeVos family is also very well known for being generous. They have enormous wealth to be sure, but they have given plenty of that wealth away towards worthwhile causes, buildings, and institutions. The family has built up a lot of good will for themselves in Michigan and other surrounding areas.
Neighbors of the DeVos family may start to wonder what has happened to the Betsy that they knew. They see her now as part of the Trump Administration saying things and making decisions that they might not have imagined her making not that long ago. Indeed her confirmation hearing in the Senate was among the most controversial that has ever taken place. She received a tied 50-50 vote that had to be broken by a tie-breaking vote cast by the Vice-President. Those are incredibly rare.
Despite all of this, Betsy DeVos has continued to find strength to do the work that she has done. She has been highly inspiring to a lot of people who have followed her journey. Others can’t stand her of course for her political beliefs, but they cannot deny that she has had a lot of impact in her life in shaping the way that things are done throughout the country. Without people like Betsy DeVos stepping up for what they believe in, this would be a lot less interesting place to live in.
Charter schools may be able to count on greater amounts of expansion under this administration than they ever could before due to the fact that Betsy DeVos is advocating very strongly for them. We will all just have to wait to see what happens.
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