Betsy DeVos and her Big Vision can Change the Fate of Education

Betsy DeVos, the current U.S. Secretary of Education, is a person of impact and excellence for the people who think the quality of education is highly important. To me, she is capable of executing the great mission of bringing world-class education accessible to everyone in the country. I base my beliefs based on her decades of education activism, what she stands for, and her ability to run successful education reform missions. Betsy is a proponent of quality education for everyone regardless of race, religion, or gender, and she believes an inclusive society can correct itself and drive towards excellence.

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DeVos understands that only public schooling cannot ensure the mission of quality of education, and she thinks for publicly funded, private-choice education programs as it can improve both private as well as public sector school systems. Betsy recalls that while she wanted to send her children to school decades back, she witnessed low-income parents were ready to anything to ensure quality education for their children. To them, even paying the tuition fees was a real hurdle, and at that point, DeVos thought of supporting them to give an option of education choice where parents have the right to choose the school regardless of costs associated with it. She and her husband Dick DeVos set up a foundation to give scholarships to low-income students to help the parents for choosing the school.

Later, Betsy expanded her area of activism and served on the boards of two education-based charities, American Education Reform Council and Children First America, both worked towards education choice programs through tax credits and school vouchers. She made an unsuccessful bid to implement tax credit scholarships for her state, Michigan, in 2000. I always feel a level of a fraternity to her considering her deep commitment to the education – a resource or tool which can make America great again. Betsy Devos continued her efforts, and she supported charter school system as well considering the significant impact it can create in the quality education mission. Her programs got widespread acceptance in the recent years, and currently, Florida has one of the biggest education choice programs that supports more than 50,000 students through tax-credit scholarships. Visit betsydevos.com to know more about Betsy.

Before assuming the role of Secretary of Education, Betsy was the Chairman of a privately held investment management firm, The Windquest Group. She was also a chief investor of Neurocore, an initiative working on biofeedback for brain centers to address autism, depression, and more. As part of her philanthropic life, DeVos serves on the boards of many charitable organizations, including Kids Hope USA, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Mars Hill Bible Church, Acton Institute, Foundation for Excellence in Education, ArtPrize, and more. Apart from education, Betsy contributes to the transformation of leadership, justice, arts, and community. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

George Soros Finds The Idea Of Wealthy Political Donors ‘Odious’

The name George Soros is often associated with the highest levels of political giving available in the 21st century across the U.S., but many of those who feel the influence of donors like Soros is too great may be shocked to discover the hedge fund billionaire agrees with them. George Soros made his first major political impact as a donor during the 2004 Presidential election campaign when it has been reported by Politico the Democrat backed left leaning nominee John Kerry with around $27 million in campaign funds; this first major foray into the relaxed regulations of campaign funding in 21st century U.S. politics appears to have left a bad taste in the mouth of George Soros, who later went on to state he felt the influence of major political donors felt ‘odious’. One of the major aspects of the philanthropic work completed by George Soros since he made his first major charitable donations in 1979 has been to place the democratic power into the hands of people across the world and out of dictators and despots.

Many of the decisions made by George Soros in the buildup to the 2016 election season were taken with an eye on the recent history of U.S. politics and the personal feelings the Hungarian born octogenarian has towards the major political figures who have recently dominated the American political landscape. George Soros sat out many of the election campaigns of the 21st century in the U.S. after feeling he had little politically in common with President Barrack Obama, despite both men belonging to the Democratic Party; Soros would explain to the advisors of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that he now wished he had backed the former First Lady in her bid for The White House in 2008. By 2016 Soros had backed the nomination of Clinton as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.

2016 not only saw the rise of Hillary Clinton as the leading contender for the Democratic nomination for President, but also brought out what Soros believes to be the worst traits in many of the Republican candidates for President. Long before now President Donald Trump came to power, George Soros had already been discussing the racist rhetoric of many of the Republican candidates, a situation Politico believes led to Soros becoming such a major part of the 2016 Presidential election campaigning season. In a bid to build on the friendship he has shared with Secretary Clinton for more than 25 years, George Soros used the privilege of an open door policy afforded him by the Presidential candidate to try and assist in the construction of policies that it was hoped would push the Democrat towards The White House. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.

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End Citizens United Seeks To Champion Election Finance Reform

The growing influence of the End Citizens United PAC has shown just how supportive the people of the U.S. have become to overturning a Supreme Court decision The Washington Post claimed had overturned anti-corruption rules in politics that had been in place for over a century. The 2010 Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court is the sole focus of the End Citizens United campaign that is acting as a traditional PAC with supporters limited to providing only $5,000 as a maximum campaign donation in a bid to make sure no major influence is allowed for donors over the political direction the group is moving in; despite the limit on donations the PAC hit around $25 million in donations during the 2016 Presidential elections that allowed them to raise the issue of wealthy donors and campaign donations to a wider public throughout the campaign season.

 

For many political experts the chances of overturning the Citizens United decision may be a difficult one to achieve, but the chance to keep the issue of a small group of wealthy donors providing the majority of funding for major political parties and candidates in the public eye is one the End Citizens United campaign is looking to continue with over the coming years. Operating as a traditional PAC means the major political donors are removed from the process of funding and influencing the process and direction taken by End Citizens United, which has now become dedicated to backing Democrat’s for office across the nation who are friendly to the cause of ending the Citizens United decision.

 

In a bid to make sure the political system in the U.S. remains fair for all and is not centered around the corruption that could take place by those who feel they can provide political policy changes in return for funding End Citizens United are backing candidates in the run up to the 2018 midterm elections. End Citizens United reports it has taken a long hard look at the future of the PAC with President Tiffany Muller explaining the PAC feels Democrats are more open to election finance reform than their Republican counterparts prompting the decision to back left leaning candidates in future elections.

 

Despite only forming 2015, End Citizens United has quickly grown to become one of the leading Democrat supporting PAC’s in the U.S. with grassroots donations averaging more than $12 in the first few months of 2017. To have a major effect on the 2018 midterm elections the End Citizens United campaign is seeking to achieve a major funding goal of $35 million with donations of $5,000 or less from grassroots donors; End Citizens United feels this goal is within reach after $4 million was pledged in the first three months of 2017.