Local Betsy DeVos Versus National Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is the kind of person that you can’t judge based on one particular way of viewing her. She has multiple different sides, and a lot of people have very differing opinions based on the context in which they know Mrs. DeVos.


The average American may not have heard of Betsy DeVos directly prior to her selection as the Secretary of Education for the Trump Administration. She was thrust into the spotlight when her selection was made. She went through a controversial confirmation process in which she was only swept through by the narrowest of margins. Fifty Senators voted in favor and fifty against. The only way to break the tie was to have the Vice-President cast the deciding vote. He voted in favor of her and she was passed through into her current post.


Those who have seen only the public face of DeVos sometimes have a negative view of her based on their politics. They see that she is in favor of charter schools and that she has helped to implement policies that the Trump Administration has put in place that some feel are discriminatory against transgender students. That leaves a bad taste in the mouths of some in the public.


While there is definitely a chance that Betsy DeVos really does have a side that most people disagree with, they need to consider her complete personality. She has a lot of positive things going for her as well such as the fact that she and her husband have given a lot of money to charity and non-profit causes in their home town of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Grand Rapids has benefited greatly from having the DeVos family in their area. The family did not have to give as much as they have, but they consider it part of something they want to do in life.


It may be easy to place Betsy DeVos in a box and only view her in the way that you originally saw her, but there is a lot more to consider. Make sure you always consider the full resume of a person before putting them into just one category.


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