The Wonderful Betsy Devos

Betsy Devos is a fighter, a fighter for human rights. Together with her husband, Dick Devos, the philanthropist, they are working hard to change the world. Betsy has shown her leadership abilities by proving how she can innovate and advocate for others. It is her mission to fight for others by removing any barriers that stand between them and their ability to thrive.

Betsy Devos has been an active member in politics for over 35 years, elected to chair the Michigan Republican Party four times as well as serving campaigns and party organizations at a leadership level. However, today, she is focusing on the advancement of educational choices as her political interest.

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Betsy has always been very active in her community, formerly chairing the “American Federation for Children” and “The Philanthropy Roundtable” on their board of directors. Some of the other local boards she has served on are, “Art Prize,” “American Enterprise Institute,” “Foundation for Excellence in Education,” and the “DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the University of Maryland.” Betsy is currently chairman of the Windquest Group, this is a private group, that operates multi-companies investing in technology, manufacturing and clean energy. She and her husband founded this firm in 1989, her husband, Dick Devos was the former president of Amway and the Orlando Magic NBA franchise.

On February 7, 2017, it was confirmed, after nomination by newly sworn in President Trump, that Betsy Devos would serve as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. She seems the perfect choice, after spending almost three decades as a child advocate and parental voice. One of her passions being that all children receive a quality education, no matter what there life’s status be, wealthy or poor, does not matter, all children deserve an equal start when it comes to education.

Betsy’s interest in the public school system began at a young age, as she watched her own mother, a public schoolteacher; and then later, when she sent her own children to school. She has served as an in-school mentor for at risk children for 15 years in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area schools. Working hard to create educational choices for children in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.

I believe, with her past history of being a philanthropist, and her love for educating and creating a better education system for all children, she was a good choice for U.S. Secretary of Education and will serve her term well.

Eva Moskowitz Builds A Successful Charter School Network

Eva Moskowitz is the founding CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, the largest and top-performing public charter school network in New York City. Eva is also a former City Council member for the Upper Estate Side in New York City. She worked with the charter school movement to privatize public education. She has also worked closely with the Harlem Education Fair and the New York City Charter School Center. In addition, she manages Students First NY and the Great Public Schools. Eva Moskowitz is the co-author of Mission Possible (2012), a basic guide to the management of charter schools. In 2001, she wrote Therapy We Trust. In 1996, she published a scholarly study of Betty Friedan’s work. She holds a PhD in American history from the Johns Hopkins University. Eva is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Eva Moskowitz is a vocal supporter of educational reforms. She seeks to offer parents with a better education alternative for their children. Her practice in politics as a chair of the City Council Education Committee opened her eyes regarding the education crisis in New York City. She became aware of thousands of students trapped in severely failing schools. This situation motivated her to quest for establishing high-quality public charter school to bring relief to most families that had no alternative. In 2006, Eva Moskowitz quit politics and founded the first Success Academy Charter School in Harlem. She sought to offer children with a strong, effective, and robust curriculum that enables them to succeed.

Success Academy is reputable for its leading performance in the annual standardized English and math exams. The network has 34 schools. It serves as the example of the success of school choice movement. Eva Moskowitz received Reason Foundation’s 2016 Savas Award for Public Private Partnerships. Initially, she served as a visiting professor of communications and mass culture at the University of Virginia. She was also an assistant professor of history at the City University of New York and chaired the faculty seminar in American Studies at Columbia University. Eva Moskowitz was the director of ReadNet, the children’s literacy program. In addition, she worked as the director of public affairs at Prep for Prep School where she also taught civics.