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Betsy DeVos Opposes President Donald Trump

Have you ever signed a deal with a partner only to realize, their ideas don’t align with yours? This is actually what is happening in the Trump administration especially with Betsy DeVos. Earlier this week President Trump released a draft order that will overturn the transgender bill according to CNN. It is a bill that offered protection to the transgender students.

If you recall accurately, former President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allowed the transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. This will, however, be a thing of the past now that the key stakeholders have signed the draft.

Betsy DeVos resisted signing off on the new order from the President stating that she was uncomfortable. It, however, seemed like the odds were working against her as she was the only one among the Republicans opposing the draft order. In fact, Mr Sessions fought DeVos on this matter and pressed her to sign off because the draft could not go forward without her signature.

She ended up agreeing because apparently, Trump was siding with Mr Sessions and also because she had two options: either resign or defy the Commander in Chief of Army. She chose the third option: sign the order. She did, however, insert a statement that instructed all the schools and education institution to protect the transgender students from bullying.

What you will find ironic is that Betsy said during her confirmation that her views on education aligned with the President views and she hoped to bring change. That statement is contradicting to what happened this week. The Republicans are shocked because they have just realized that she is not going to follow or align herself with Trump’s ideas on education. She will challenge them, and the only thing they can do is prepare for it. What is interesting is that she supports the LBGT rights and she is from a conservative family.

Now after this disagreement with the President, the people who were opposed to her nomination are now seeing that she is not going to destroy the education sector as they had anticipated.

About Betsy

Betsy DeVos is a woman who is passionate about education and probably that is the reason why she was nominated and confirmed as the Secretary of Education of the United States. She is also known for her education activism in different topics including school vouchers, grading systems and the school choice.

She has in many different occasions supported the education sector through her foundation. In 2015, she contributed approximately $11 million towards the education system which was 26% of her contributions that year. Together with her husband Dick DeVos, they offer scholarships to students from the developing countries.

In 2009, they founded ArtPrize which is an international art competition that is held Grand Rapids Michigan.

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DeVos Family’s Rainbow Of Good Lights Up The Lives Of Many

There is a reason that everyone is here on the earth. Dick DeVos and his family foundation is definitely making the most of their time here. They have instilled the value of giving back to their family, making it an important part of their heritage, they have given back more than 90 million dollars in one year. They have continued to celebrate with others what a blessing it is to be able to help others. Their charities are giving back to others in many ways both through money and by serving which is an important aspect of their story. The article which is attached here for your reading pleasure. Gift of the DeVos family to America and the World.

Dick DeVos  earned his fortune through his previous work for Amway before he left to build his business, the Windquest Group. They have been said to be worth nearly 8 billion dollars in 2015 so giving away over 1.2 billion over their life is simply amazing. That is a huge portion of their wealth. There is no doubt that they also do it in a manner that not only helps people but, it is contagious making others want to give. It is said that the family judges other not on what they have but, on what they give and that is where the true worth of a person is found. Those kind of sediments are all over their family foundation as a testament to their vision as people with strong faith and a great sense of family. Check out their website for more information on their great efforts.

Giving back to others is something they do in many forms. They recently gave a million to the Kennedy Center for their renovations and additions. Education is another place they often give back to as well both far and local, especially to Dick’s self-founded aeronautically-focused high school, West Michigan Aviation Academy. They are from Michigan which is dear to their hearts and they often give back to places that are in their home area. These are very important in helping with those who do not have the ability to access care as well as others and with the lack of state funding their efforts are always appreciated by many people within the community.