Born on the 8th of January 1958, Betsy DeVos is the currents United States Secretary of Education. Apart from that, she is a lady who has done well in the field of business, she is an activist and a philanthropist too. Here, we take a look at his career and more importantly her role in the overturning of the bathroom bill.
About her career
DeVos is known for advocating for charter schools and voucher programs. She is also an active member of the party of Republican. She has been at the party for a very long time now. It dates back to the period between 1992 and 1997 where she served as the party’s national committee member. After that, she for four years works again as the party’s chairperson in Michigan where she was again taken back to the office in 2003. Aside from politics, she values education a lot. She has served as a board member various educational institutions like Acton Institute amongst others.
As she grew, she has held several posts like being currently in the education ministry of the United States. She is also a successful business lady and her together with her husband are members of the Neurocore, a brain performance industry that helps patients recover from conditions such as depression, anxiety, and even autism.
About her personal and early life
From her childhood years, DeVos has been brought up in a Christian setting. She schooled at Holland Christian High School that was situated in her then hometown in Holland, Michigan. After school, she was married to Richard Marvin commonly known as “Dick”. Together, they have grown to be one of the wealthiest families in Michigan.
Betsy DeVos’ role in overturning of bathroom bill
To start with, the bathroom bill suggests that students who are transgender can be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. While this has been received differently by many people, in the recent times it has only been about president Trump, Jeff Sessions, and Betsy DeVos. In her view, Betsy Rescind the transgender rules that were put in place during the time of former president Obama terming them as an example of the former president’s overreach.
According to nytimes.com, Betsy believes that instead of having transgender students going to any of the toilets, a common one should be built for them. The views were different from the ones that Jeff Sessions had. It is reported that recently, after listening to the two parties, president Trump sided with Sessions idea of withdrawing the guidelines completely. In spite of that, her stand is already known regarding the matter.
Betsy DeVos is a successful business lady, and a politician her acts of being philanthropic cannot be underestimated. Together with her husband, they have founded the Dick and Betsy Foundation that was launched in 1989. The foundation donates resources to hospitals and is also aimed at helping the needy.
Visit their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org