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Betsy DeVos Means Business with Education

The educational opportunities that students have when they are from poverty-stricken areas are very limited. They are expected to go to the free public schools because their parents often cannot afford the pricier options and they just don’t have the ability to make things happen for the students no matter how smart they are. Being a philanthropist, Betsy DeVos knew that she had to do something to change that for students and she knew that a huge part of it was going to rely on what she could do to make things better for different people. It all added up for Betsy DeVos and it all gave her a chance to see what she could do to make the industry better no matter what she was trying or what she was doing to bring these changes around in the industry. All that Betsy DeVos had worked for involved the ability to try new things and do more than what others had in the past.

 

Since Betsy DeVos first started with her philanthropic efforts, she knew that she could make the necessary changes to the educational industry. In fact, she knew that it wasn’t an industry at all and the wrong people were getting rich from it while the students were suffering because they didn’t have the right type of opportunities. Betsy DeVos wanted to change that and wanted to ensure that people knew what they were able to get from education if they did not have to rely solely on the public education system.

 

For Betsy DeVos, this meant that she had to try new things and do more for the students. She felt that it was her job to teach their parents about the opportunities that they had. She also felt that it was her job to make sure that people were learning as much as possible about the opportunities. She developed programs that would allow children to use vouchers so that they could go to private schools. Their parents would not have to spend a penny and they would get a world-class education that was much better than what they could get at a public school.

 

Along with this, Betsy DeVos found that helping people out in other ways was something that was important. For that reason, she developed the charter school initiative. She worked to ensure that all districts had them and that students who could not afford private school would be able to use them. While they were still being developed and refined, Betsy DeVos found that they were filling up quickly. She had struck a chord with that community and it is what made things better for different students who wanted a better education than public school.

 

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Just Because She Has A Lot Of Money…..

Betsy Devos has been under a lot of scrutiny ever since her appointment as the Secretary of Education under Donald Trump. While this is understandable of anyone appointed to a high level cabinet position, Betsy DeVos seems to have gotten more than her share of media attention. This is, perhaps, because she is a member of the “Billionaire’s Club” that Trump is also a member of. If this is the case, which many people believe it is, then it is an unfair reason to put more scrutiny on a person simply because of their socio-economic standing. Read more on Los Angeles Times.

Would we highly scrutinize someone who only has a thousand dollars in their bank account? Probably not, we would praise the appointment as a move to put the “common man” in a position of importance on the president’s cabinet. People seem to judge those with massive amounts of money as people who are out of touch with the common man, and this is a very short-sighted judgement, as well as act that could easily be seen as painting someone with a very broad brush.

This is not to say that Betsy DeVos is not without character flaws or is not prone to bad judgement calls. What we need to keep in mind is how serious these shortcomings are in relation to the job she has now. She is in charge of the educational system in the United States of America. Some would argue that there is no other job more important than that, because it directly affects our children’s future. With enough research into legitimate and relevant sources, one can easily find that her faults, should, in no way negatively affect her performance in the job she has.

Her qualifications are firmly in place, her ethics are above average and those close to her will tell you that she has a genuine interest in the nature of her job and takes it very seriously. These are the qualities that we should be judging anyone by who is in a position of importance and influence to the degree that Mrs. DeVos is. Not by what their bank account looks like.

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Betsy DeVos Speaks Up About Philanthropy & Education Reform

In a recent interview with The Philanthropy Roundtable, noted philanthropist, education reformer and current Secretary of Education for the United States of America, sat down to speak about her experiences and thoughts on her primary issue – financial giving and educational choice.

The interviewer opened up the conversation by asking Ms. DeVos what her thoughts on the progress of school reform (for those unaware, Ms. DeVos has been a long time advocate of school choice and has vigorously opposed the common core schema) in America where. Ms. DeVos replied that she had never been more confident. She noted that one of the reasons why she was so confident in the future of education in America was twofold, firstly, the falling popularity of common core (the current unified, standardized education initiative of the United States) system as well as the rise in popularity of the school choice movement. She notes that there are now more than 250,000 students in over 33 different, public funded school options programs in seventeen states. As of the previous year the specific number of people who are enrolled in education option programs has increased by 40,000. Betsy DeVos believes the increase in public funded private school interest coincides directly with the increase of a collective realization that the public education edifice does not work and has not worked for some time.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html?_r=0

When asked by the interviewer about her philanthropic work Ms. DeVos responded that there was no single event that drew her into it, but rather a gradual series of events. She went on to elaborate on what she meant by saying that one of the most formative things to occur to her as regards her philanthropic work was her and her husband’s, Dick DeVos, numerous visits to the Potter’s House Christian School which has a long and storied history of helping the poor and the needy via numerous outreach programs and philanthropy work. She noted that, despite the grim challenges that Potter’s House was constantly faced with the atmosphere of the place was always one of respect, dignity, care and rigorousness – something which she found deeply appealing and which spurned her on to create the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, a supportive group that helps foster philanthropic and artistic/communal efforts all across the globe.

 What Has Made Ricardo Tosto an Outstanding Lawyer in Brazil.

Latin America is known for offering excellent lawyers who are well qualified for that profession one of these lawyers being Ricardo Tosto. He is viewed as one of the best lawyers ever lived in Brazil and none of the other lawyers come close to him. What makes him so exceptional is his experience and results in the legal industry. He has been able to make a name for himself to a point of being respected by other attorneys. He always shares his knowledge with upcoming lawyers educating them on how to maneuver the legal system and become great. Ricardo was once a student of the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation where he graduated with his law degree before joining MacKenzie Presbyterian University where he earned his Juris Doctorate in Law.

His accomplishments speak for themselves as he was among the co-founders of Barros Advogados Associados and Leite, Tosto law firm. This firm has become one of best and most respected law firm in Brazil under the leadership of Ricardo Tosto de Oliveira Carvalho. The firm majorly specializes in Environmental, Labor, White Collar Crimes and Business law litigations. Being the leader of this law enterprise, Ricardo has led his team in defending all their clients including government officials, largest firm in Brazil and international organizations. According to the customers, they view Tosto’s leadership skills, knowledge and strategic planning as what makes his firm the best and successful.

When it comes to shaping the legal system in Brazil, Ricardo Tosto is always involved in the matter. His knowledge is efficient during the implementation stage of the legal tools as not everybody understands Brazil’s legal system like Ricardo. He majorly assists in the introduction of legal services and procedures to be implemented in the judicial system.

Apart from being an accomplished and successful lawyer, he holds and serves various positions in Brazil legal system. He once served as the legal and Administrative Superintendent of Grupo Alusa and is currently the President of the Judiciary Reform Committee. He believes that with the help of his knowledge in Law, he will be in a position of implementing change in the state’s judicial system.

 

George Soros Of Open Society Solves Plenty of Problems For Refugees

The ability to communicate is very important for everyone. This refugees are especially in need of communication. People need to communicate so that they can get their needs known. They also need to communicate in order to conduct different forms of business. Communication is especially important for rebuilding a lifestyle. The refugees and migrants are in need of a means to communicate. Fortunately, George Soros is willing to provide that means to communicate for the refugees. George Soros definitely has a lot of empathy for people that are escapees from their home country. Therefore, Soros is trying to provide some solutions for these people.

George Soros has especially placed a lot of importance on communications technologies. There has been a study conducted by the U.N. that has suggested that cellphones and other devices for communication are every bit as important as food and shelter when it comes to survival. Therefore, they are doing everything they can to not only give them cellphones, but give them high quality devices that will help them take care of certain obligations. They will also help them with their service so that they can keep in touch with the right people.

This could bring a lot of advantages to the refugees. For instance, refugees with the right phone could start a business that is very successful on Investopedia. This could help them rebuild their lives with the use of a cellphone. This also helps refugees find some source of income because employers can get in touch with them. After all, it is important to have a phone so that people could reach them for many different purposes. It is a long and hard journey for refugees. Fortunately, George Soros is very passionate about carrying some of the weight for the refugees. The $500 from Soros is able to help with some of the obstacles that they are faced with it.

Dick DeVos: Business Owner, Politician, and Business Man

I find myself encouraged by people who take the time to try different things. I am especially encouraged by people who succeed at everything they do. Dick DeVos is one of those people who have had a successful career. He has been involved with working different positions in various businesses. He has even owned a couple of franchises. Afterwards, he has even gotten involved in politics. However, one of the most important things Dick has done was give back to the community. He has shown that he has a heart for children who were born in less than favorable circumstances. He is also looking out for those that are doing everything they can to improve their circumstances.

One of the most defining aspects of his life is his participation with Amway, a company that his father, Richard DeVos Sr. has started. He would eventually become the CEO of the company and restructure it so that it could become even more profitable. He was also the owner of the Orlando Magic franchise. He has been involved in the marketing and the running of one of the favorite teams in the NBA. He has then gotten involved in politics.

He has ran for governor of Michigan. He has funded his own campaign. After his attempt at running for governor, he has gotten involved in philanthropic activities. Among the activities he has gotten involved in is building a nonprofit foundation called the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation. He uses this foundation to get involved in many different charitable activities. He is especially involved in giving out scholarships as well as donating to many different faith based foundations. Dick DeVos has shown a lot of responsibility and good business sense which is a large part of his success. He is someone that a lot of business owners could learn from