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The Working Spirit of Betsy DeVos

From what you hear about Betsy DeVos in the newspapers or on television, you can clearly see an agenda opposed to the Secretary of Education.

I took the initiative to further conduct research on Mrs. DeVos and what I discovered was a woman who’s committed her lifelong career to propel the excellence of young minds.

Secretary DeVos’s career in education has spanned for nearly 30 years. Her source of inspiration comes from her mother, who was an educator, and the number of educators that continually push for school-choice. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.

For a large portion of her educational career, DeVos mentored disadvantaged children in the Public-School System to which she credits being the root to all her successes. Her main fight has been to push states to allow freedom of choice for parents and to try and break the common core initiative.

DeVos first began working towards her goals of implementing school choice by creating a foundation which offered scholarships to poor families. Though marginally successful, DeVos knew that she could apply these methods in a larger frame of mind.

DeVos was a member of American Education Reform Council and Children First America, charities that aimed to expand school choice via voucher programs and tax credits.

DeVos is the husband of Dick DeVos whose father founded Amway. Both Betsy and Dick have been central figures in the Michigan state-legislature helping to pass the State’s first charter school bill. They also unsuccessfully tried to allow tax credit scholarships or vouchers in the State.

Dick DeVos also ran unsuccessfully as the Governor of Michigan on the Republican ticket. The spouses have been Staunch Republicans supporters and have been influential in the state of Michigan for years.

They also formed a Political Action Committee called the American Federation for Children (AFC). At the height of DeVos’s influence she has seen many great advancements in states such as Florida, Louisiana. and Indiana whose policies have implemented tax-credit scholarships for parents to have school choice.

Throughout President Trump’s campaign he had been openly critical of Common Core and threw support around the idea of school choice to which Betsy DeVos soon became the ideal candidate. She secured the position as the 11th Secretary of Education in the United States by a narrow margin in the Senate. Read more articles at MLive about Betsy.

For most of DeVos’s detractors, it is easy to evade one’s rich story when they are inclined to focus solely on one’s policies. The idea behind Betsy DeVos’s mission could not have been framed overnight.

I am personally more inclined to trust a public servant who has a deep ambition in carrying out their vision, whether I agree with them or not than someone that speaks only to appease the masses.

George Soros not a real boogeyman like many claim he is

There are some who believe George Soros is someone who causes people to be afraid. George Soros is one of a few top financial gurus in the democratic party that organizes movements across the country so they can make a case for a change in government policies. George Soros has been active in the financial and philanthropy worlds.

George Soros is estimated to be worth $25 billion and has given millions of dollars to groups that attempted to prevent President George W. Bush’s to win reelection. George Soros was vocal about the Iraq War and thus set up several PACs to prevent Bush to be able to continue the Iraq war. Soros has been fighting to bring democratic reform in America and nations across the world. Soros has kept that fight going by donating millions of dollars to organizations that share his concerns and causes.

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Because of his support of certain causes the left has targeted him through various political attack campaigns and the constant share of conspiracy theories. While Soros continues to be attacked, he points out that he is not the only billionaire who has funded a political party. Republican hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer has contributed millions of dollars to super PAC “Make America Number One” and offered public-opinion research. Read more on NYTimes.com

George Soros is best known for creating the Open Society Foundations, where he serves as founder and chairman. While George Soros has become very wealthy, he has given more than $12 billion dollars to various people and programs that fight for freedom of expression and hold governments accountable. His giving has supported groups in Europe that have been ignored for years including drug users, sex workers and the LGBT people.

Soros’ Open Society Foundations connects foundations, partners and projects across the globe and in more than 100 countries. The foundation’s ideology is based on the book ‘Open Society and its Enemies’ which Soros first read at the London School of Economics. The book argued that societies can thrive when they support democratic governance, freedom of expression and respect individual rights. Read his profile at Business Insider.

George Soros’ first act of philanthropy was in 1979, where he gave scholarships to black South Africans who were living under apartheid, and after the Berlin Wall fell, he built the Central European University, which it prides itself on being a place that helps stir critical thinking. Soros also did philanthropy work with numerous former Soviet Union states.

Adam Milstein: Strengthening Communities

Adam Milstein has worked exceptionally well, creating a reputation unlike annyother. The commercial real estate mogul has spent his career crafting a diverse and trailblazing path.

Born in Israel, Adam has since grown to become a note-worthy name in both the real estate and investment industry.

After earning his degree from USC, Adam directed his focus into investments in commercial property. Struggling to find a job capable of offering a reasonable salary, Adam decided to work independently as a broker, eventually becoming an investor in the same field.

Currently serving as the Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties. He manages and oversees financing, deposition and property management for the company. Hager Pacific Properties is an American based firm, specializing in private investment and commercial real estate.

Utilizing his off time, Adam dedicates a wide range of his energy towards philanthropic endeavors and operates an impressive amount of organizations. He is co-founder an active chairman of the Israeli-American Council. The organization operates a host of programs aimed at strengthening the American Jewish community and the bond between Israeli-American people and relationships.

Along with the Israeli-American Council, Adam sits on the Board for a variety of other organizations including StandWithUs, Hasabara Fellowship, Jewish Funders Network, AISH L.A, and the Israel On Campus Organization.

As an entrepreneur, Adam Milstein acknowledges the amount of time spent on every endeavor. He believes real estate is an industry which takes time before seeing a profit. With an excessive amount of love for his chosen career, Adam combines all of his life experience into an array of projects.

Whether strengthening relations or building impressive commercial property, Adam is dedicated whole heartedly. His organizations helps educate the youth in positive ways. Some organizations even provide free books and scholastic work for over 15,000 Jewish famalies collectively in America.

 

Keith Mann: Grateful For The Police

When it comes to the police, it is not hyperbole to say they have perhaps the hardest job in the world. They have to deal with some of the roughest and toughest criminals out there and they never know what the person is going to do or how they are going to react. They have to be on their toes at all times and they can never let their guard down. As they say, it is a tough job, but someone has to do it. They have saved countless lives while also putting their lives on the line in the process as well. It is a two-way street.

 

Keith Mann of Dynamics Search Partners is well aware of this as he has an uncle that is a detective. It is that personal connection that makes Keith Mann feel close to the police and have an understanding about them and what they go through with the job. It is something that maybe people sometimes take for granted, but that is not Keith Mann. He is very grateful for them and he does not know what he would do without them. He knows they are keeping him and his family safe. They do this and they don’t ask for anything in return. It is their job, it is what they signed up for, and they are ready to take it on, full throttle.

 

They have done all of this while facing some negative press from a few members of the media. They have tried to make the police out to be bad people when we all know that is not the case. There is always one or two bad people that have to ruin it for everyone. That is not the entire police force, however. Those are isolated incidents. Keith Mann understands this and this is why he treated the NYPD 54th precinct to lunch on two separate occasions.

 

It was his way of saying, “Hey, I know all the good you guys have done and will do in the future. I know the truth, and I don’t believe what other people are saying about you.”