Betsy DeVos has been an active politician since her college days at Michigan University. She was then known as Elisabeth Prince, and she would always vie for political positions that interested her in the college. Due to her influence and ability to deliver her promises, students elected her in various positions to represent them. Many reports show that she always met the people’s expectations and surpassed them. In a similar way, Betsy DeVos pursues political interests to the present day. Betsy takes on projects or initiatives that help transform the society in a positive manner. She was elected as the chairman of the Michigan Republican Party four consecutive times. She has also held many political positions and chaired committees and commissions that form political parties. However, right now she has shifted her attention to cases that are related to education reform system.
Betsy and Dick DeVos believe that the current education system is limiting to the kids, who come from the wrong zip codes. These children are most times unable to achieve the American dream thanks to the limits of the old public school system. Betsy and Dick DeVos mainly give towards Charter and Voucher Schools with the intention of helping the needy kids, who cannot afford the fees in the schools. In an interview, Betsy said that the couple began giving to these schools when they were just young in marriage. They attended a school meeting at Potters House School, which is owned by Bishop Jakes. The couple realized that albeit most parents in the school could hardly afford the fees in the schools, they opted to put their kids in the schools because the environment was safe. Betsy and Dick started paying tuition fees for some of the kids in the school. They also identified other similar schools and began a support program for the kids, who were enrolled there. Betsy and Dick wanted to reduce the dropout rates and give the kids a better future.
Betsy also has a passion to help the people, who are less privileged; a virtue which she learned from her parents. Luckily, Betsy married Dick DeVos, a man who came from a family that was even more philanthropic work. Dick, just like Betsy, is a philanthropist, and together they have founded the Dick and Betsy family Foundation, which donates to noble courses in the society. Albeit the two are criticized for giving towards political courses, they are more given to philanthropic giving and the former is only pocket change in comparison to the latter.Betsy DeVos is also known as a disruptor of the norm. She easily deviates from a course, which she finds not beneficial to the society. As a result, many people have called her an activist, who influences people towards more beneficial courses. Betsy is also an innovator.