Philanthropy, Politics

Betsey DeVos: Honest, Indestructible, Philanthropist

What I find so remarkable about America is its diversity of ideas. The competition among people based on their differing political opinions and social values is decided by the democratic marketplace which is spiced with pragmatism.

Betsy DeVos serves as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education at the recommendation of President Donald Trump. Th U.S. Congress created the Department of Education under the recommendations of President Jimmy Carter in 1979. Th Department of Education assists the President in executing the President’s education policies for the nation, which implements laws enacted by Congress.

Betsy DeVos attended Calvin College and earned a B.A in business economics, from the private Christian liberal arts college, in 1979. The DeVos’ family has made generous gifts to Calvan College. Check this related article from nypost.com

Betsy DeVos is devoted to improving the education of children and to offer alternative solutions to enhance the potential of children to reach their highest goals. I have found that goal to be worthy. DeVos’s educational philosophy is an extension of her Christian philosophy.

She has advocated reforms that help underprivileged or underserved children to reach their quest to be educated. I believe that DeVos’s, over thirty years of commitment, has used all possible positive steps to advance her goal of quality education for all children.

DeVos and her family are prominent members of Grand Rapids, located in Western Michigan. For fifteen years, she served as a mentor for at-risk children as they strived to be educated.

Betsy DeVos found that parents were not prepared to face the challenge of a system of education that seemed to flounder even with public tax support. Again, using her talents to organize, she started to work with parents, in twenty-five states and the District of Columbia to fight for alternatives to public education. She espouses schools of choice or charter schools. The devil did not make her do this, but only her honorable belief that she was doing the right thing.

In my estimation, her decisions have led to much unreasonable conflict in her life and the life of her family. The school systems have become a powder keg of political dissent which does not a have a place in the education of children.

DeVos has used her wealth to put her money to good use to not only support her point of view but to advance, education, science, and the arts. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.

Even though DeVos is a stalwart Republican, her foundation supports the iconic Democratic leader of the Kenedy family, former President John F. Kenedy. The Dick and Betsey DeVos Foundation donated millions of dollars in its critical support of the Kennedy Center Institute for Arts Management, which now bears the DeVos name. Her donations to private schools throughout Western Michigan is a legend.

Philanthropy, Politics

What George Soros Thinks About European Politics

The Rise Of The Right

It’s impossible to turn on any television and not see the countless stories about the recent resurgence that the Right has seen. After Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, two events that were expected to fail, nobody is ruling out any possibility. Hedge fund manager George Soros is especially afraid of what this might mean as nativism and populism combine to give many people a heightened xenophobic reaction to what they see happening around them. He believes it is absolutely important that the Left find a way to counter this before it becomes something too serious and we see the results of it turn into totalitarianism. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

The Coming Storm Across Europe

The success of Donald Trump and Brexit has led many on the Right to believe that a full blown revival across Europe is likely to happen. This worries George Soros as he has seen what authoritarian movements can do given his childhood experiences with Nazi era Hungary. Liberals must do everything they can to stop this, but to do that they must understand why this movement even merged in the first place. Globalization has produced many positive results for the wealthy in the first world and for the poor in the developing world, but those results have no translated into something that the middle class of the West can enjoy. Finding a way to convince them globalism works for them is of utmost importance to George Soros.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267

How George Soros Plans To Prepare

He believes the only way to prepare for the possible rise of the authoritarian Right is to do just about everything possible to make sure that they are not able to get their message across. He wants people to understand the Left actually has a better long term plan for them and redistribution of wealth.

How He Thinks We Should Move Forward

The key to the success of the Left going forward is to do everything to make sure that the working class and the middle class understand they are going to benefit from open societies and globalization in the long run. There is so much at stake and the destruction of free trade or global identity is not something he believes should be allowed to happen at all.

About George Soros

George Soros has spent decades of his life at the forefront of the hedge fund industry and he has done just about everything he can to make sure that the world improves along with his wealth. Regardless of how you think of him, he has made the world a much better place for just about everyone in it. Read more on washingtontimes.com .