Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Betsy DeVos

Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Betsy DeVos serves as the 11th U.S. secretary of education. Secretary DeVos has been involved in education policy for nearly three decades as an advocate for children and a voice for parents. She is especially passionate about reforms that help underserved children gain access to a quality education. A leader in the movement to empower parents, DeVos has worked to support the creation of new educational choices for students in 25 states and the District of Columbia. As secretary, she will advocate for returning control of education to states and localities, giving parents greater power to choose the educational settings that are best for their children and ensuring that higher education puts students on the path to successful careers. She is married to entrepreneur, philanthropist and community activist Dick DeVos, and together they have four children and six grandchildren.


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