Dick Devos continues to support education reforms through his family foundation

Betsy DeVos is an active reformer in politics and social problems affecting the citizens of the United States. Mrs. DeVos has steered party organizations, campaigns and also served as a chairman of the Michigan Republic Party. In the year 2006, Dick DeVos was nominated as the Governor of Michigan. The DeVos family runs businesses, whereby Betsy serves as a chairman of a private company known as Windquest Group. The company invests in clean energy, manufacturing, and technology. They founded the company in the year 1989. He served as the president of Orlando Magic NBA franchise and Amway.


In the year 1990, Dick DeVos was elected to run State Board of Education in Michigan. Betsy started a program for scholarships to low-income families to enable the parents to enroll their kids in the schools of their choice. When the proposed constitution failed, Betsy started Great Lakes Education Project in Michigan. The founded committee was devoted to promoting education reforms by expanding charter schools in the state. The reforms achieved in the state resulted from the several election cycles in the states.


Real education is achieved by implementing bipartisan and a non-partisan issue. DeVos has played a great role by engaging Democrats to make the education safe for them by doing the right thing. Majority of the Democrats have embraced the education programs at the gubernatorial level. Louisiana and Florida have the majority of Republicans, and the Democrats have significantly supported the move. The bipartisan support led to Democratic to sponsor the latest educational-choice bill in both legislative chambers.


In 2012, the Legislature considered expanding the New Orleans program across the state. The tangible support in the educational program was evident to the elected officials. In Louisiana, about 5,000 students enrolled to first academic year with the support of state Department of Education led by Superintendent John White. DeVos advocates students enrolling the students in schools based on their family’s’ choice.


Dick DeVos is an author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur from Michigan. He is the founder of Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. He is the son of Rich DeVos, and he was born the year 1955. He attended Forest Hills public school. Dick Devos enrolled at Northwood University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He is married to Betsy DeVos who is current secretary of Education in Triumph’s administration. Through the family foundation, the Devos family continue to support organizations that advocate for educational reforms and arts.


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