Betsy DeVos: A Pioneer Reinventing the Education System

Betsy DeVos, the current U.S Secretary of Education, is a woman with impressive credentials, and throughout her life, she has displayed a genuine desire to improve the education system for the youth of this country. DeVos is an activist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and most importantly, she is now at the helm of solving the declining education system our country faces today. Born into a wealthy family, DeVos has used her standing to advocate for better education from an early age. Her mother was a public-school teacher, so she witnessed the inequity and poor quality of the education system first-hand. As a result, she decided to become actively involved in improving this for all of America’s youth. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.

DeVos’s contribution to charity and improvement of education is endless. She is the chairman of the Windquest Group, an organization that funds developments in technology, manufacturing and clean energy. She is also the chairman of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, which invests money in hospitals, health research, arts organizations and schools. In 2015 alone, the foundation donated more than 11.6 million dollars to these causes. She is also a member of various boards, including the DeVos Institute for Arts Management, Kids Hope USA, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

The plight of equal opportunity and quality in education is critical to Secretary DeVos for a host of reasons. A Michigan native, DeVos worked as a mentor for students in the Grand Rapids area. This strengthened her resolve to provide quality education for all children, regardless of income or background. She is an ardent supporter of school choice, which I think is critical to the success of the education for generations to come. Over the past several decades, the United States government has consistently increased spending on public schools, however, student performance has consistently declined. School choice grants parents of lower socioeconomic backgrounds the same opportunities. For instance, a child from an urban, low-income family could attend the same school as a wealthy child. The government allocates money to that school, rather than the public school. This is beneficial on different levels. First, it gives the low-income child the same quality of education as a wealthy child, but it also ensures accountability. This, in my opinion, has been the major downfall of our education system in this country. Teachers in the public-school system with tenure are nearly impossible to remove from the school system, regardless of skill, performance or ability. With school choice, the funds that would have gone to the public school, now go to the school that the parents choose for their child. This forces the public school to up their standards if they want to continue to receive more money. Betsy Devos is a staunch advocate for this, and through her new position as Secretary of Education, she intends to implement these policies to empower our youth with the safest and highest quality of education possible. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.

George Soros A Lifelong Leader of Concerns In The World

Let’s take a look at one of the wealthiest men in the world and all of his great work that he does does to improve political democracy and looking at social concerns done with him and his many foundations throughout the world. This man is George Soros. George Soros was born in Budapest Hungary in 1930. Mister Soros has a large family with five children who are also involved in some way with all his philanthropic endeavors.

With dual citizenship in Hungary and the United States, George Soros and his Open Society Foundation, has given over eleven billion dollars in the past thirty five years. That is right over eleven billion!

The Open Society Foundations has many locations throughout the world, but its headquarters are located in the United States to be specific in New York City. The Open Society Foundation helps many groups and organizations throughout the world with the main objectives being the advancement in education, public health, justice and independent media concerns. You can contact the Open Society Foundation at www.opensocietyfoundation.org.

One of the current undertakings of George Soros and The Open Society Foundation was to get involved in the 2016 Presidential Election. A huge supporter of democrat Hillary Clinton, George Soros was a big financial contributor to the democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. George Soros is also a gigantic critic of Donald Trump and his policies.

George Soros in the recent years has also been a tireless worker and contributor in helping to try to resolve racial injustice in the United States. Just a couple of prominent organizations that George Soros is working with include the NAACP and The Mexican American Legal And Education Fund, the largest group in the United States that help curb the social injustices endured by the Mexican American people. Know more about George Soros on Investopedia.

So as you can see George Soros is a powerful player in the improvements in politics throughout the world. You can also check out his views on social concerns in the world. If it’s in the United States or in Hungary George Soros is one of the most caring individuals that can be found in the world. George Soros can be found also at www.georgesoros.com.

An Outstanding Young Man, Sawyer Howitt

Sawyer Howitt is only a senior in high school, and already he is “taking the bull by the horns”. He works at his father’s company, The Meriwether group, as a project manager. This is a pretty big undertaking for someone his age.

After high school, Sawyer Howitt plans on attending Columbia University, seeking a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance. Before he started at Meriweather, he worked for almost a year with RFID Checkout, as a business analyst. Sawyer Howitt is currently working on a project with RFID chips to make shopping easier. You will able to pick up what you want, and just leave the store. No more waiting in lines, the store will already have your information to charge you. Being one of little patience, I can’t wait for this technology.

Sawyer Howitt is a very active young man; no time is wasted. He plays racquetball, mostly singles, as he is left handed, hard to do with doubles. He is determined to play doubles, working out a strategy to do so. He likes helping others, donating what free time he has, tutoring. Photography is one of Sawyer’s passions, taking pictures and videos of how he sees things through his eyes. Sawyer Howitt has the mindset, good customer service skills, and self-drive., that are the essential of a successful entrepreneur. With his diverse interests and talents, Sawyer Howitt has a promising future, as does the world, when he gets through with it.

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