There has never been a better time to be a conservative living in the United States of America. The 2016 Presidential Election was one of the most iconic political moments in recent history and the ascension of Donald Trump to the role of the Presidency is something that the history books will not forget about. While President Trump is stealing headlines on news stations all around the world, it is the hard work of his cabinet that may be pushing the legislation to change America forever. While there are many high-profile names in the Trump administration, we feel compelled to talk about one of the lesser-known names: Betsy DeVos.
Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education for the United States of America and she is one of the single most important positions in the entire world of American education. Betsy DeVos didn’t serve in the government prior to being nominated for the position. In fact, for the past 30 years, Betsy DeVos has been working to render change in the field of education while operating solely as a private citizen. Alongside her husband Dick DeVos, Betsy has become the face and voice of conservative education reform in the United States of America.
Conservatives have gone a long time since having their own brand of education reform to fall in line behind. Whether it is fair or not, education reform has largely been seen by the public as a progressive cause, not strictly a conservative one. With that being said, DeVos has given conservatives something to rally around and that voting enthusiasm could lead to changes in public policy that impact millions of children all across the country.
The direction that Betsy DeVos has been focusing on for the past thirty years is that of school choice. School choice is a conservative perspective on the allocation of funding for educational systems in America. Right now, the federal government gives federal money to public schools. Betsy DeVos, and many other prominent conservatives believe that this money should be spread around into other educational institutions as well: charter schools, private schools, home schools and more. Betsy DeVos doesn’t believe that the government should play favorites with children and she also doesn’t believe that parents should be punished for choosing an alternative path for giving their children an education.
School choice is a contentious subject that will be hard to push across the aisle toward Democrats and progressives. With that being said, Betsy DeVos has the full power of the United States government behind her. There has never been a better time for school choice to become a reality than now and with any luck, and continued voter enthusiasm, school choice might be brought into action before the end of the Trump Administration.
Follow Betsy DeVos on Facebook.
George Soros is a man who understands hardship well enough. He was born in Hungary at a time when religious and racial segregation was at its pick. The tyrannical Nazi regime had imprisoned his own father for only being of the Jewish. Indeed, George had been given a lemon early in life, but he decided to make lemonade out of it. His success and wealth have been a blessing to many because he is world-famous for his charitable work.
According to the Washington Times, George Soros has been very instrumental in ensuring that the voice of the people of Ferguson is always heard. He resolved to get involved because of the extra-judicial killing of Michael Brown. Through his funding, many non-profit organizations have the much-required resources that enable them to conduct their primary business of protecting the civil and human rights of the people. According to Politico, the protests in Ferguson sparked a national debate on the effects racism.
According to the Washington Times, Mr.Soros has spent over 33 million dollars in funding grass-root activist groups. The contributions, according to the Washington Times, have empowered those activists who are on the ground in Ferguson. This emboldened from Mr.Soros’ contribution transformed a criminal event that would have lasted a day in nation-wide protest.
One of the activist groups that has benefited from Soros financial might is Colorlines. It is an online site that is keen on reporting about racial matters. Race Forward publishes the news site. This group, according to the Washington Times, receives money to the tune of 20,000 dollars yearly from Soros’ foundation. This online news site was very vocal during the Black Lives Matter Campaign. Learn more about his profile at forbes.com
It has also been reported that Soros gave 5.4 million dollars to Ferguson and Staten Island last year. This contribution was for the purpose of furthering police reforms and empowerment of the grass-root groups situated there. Another beneficiary of George Soros funding is the Hands Up Coalition. The group, according to the Washington Times, has made it its key priority to take the Ferguson protests nationwide.
George Soros believes that people must participate in decision making. He believes deeply in democracy and the formation of an inclusive society. Apart from funding activist groups, George Soros has been instrumental in party politics. He is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has done quite a lot for the party regarding funding some of its candidates. He has also been involved in numerous quests for helping countries that are under dictatorial regimes to free themselves. He has done that by funding nonprofit groups like The Independent Diplomat. The Independent Diplomat played a big role in liberating Kosovo. It also helped liberate the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
George Soros is a man who has the interests of the people in at heart. He is the champion of the weak and voiceless. He is also a businessman of great skill and repute. He achieved the greatest heights of his business shrewdness in 1992. He anticipated the UK Black Wednesday and positioned himself to make a quick one billion dollars from his short sale of ten billion dollars. Know more on Investopedia about George Soros.
Marc Sparks’ name is synonymous with success in the startup world. Every venture he touches goes on to become an instant winner. He is what is best referred to as a serial investor. The venture capitalist didn’t always use to have it that good. No, there are times when he confesses that he almost gave up entirely. But, he adds, it was all by the grace of God and hard-work he made it big. Here’s the rest of his story.
Sparks lives for challenges. In the usual path to success, a business and the individuals running it have to come across obstacles. Having the understanding of God and his teachings, the American investor has managed to conquer the unbelievable on behalf of his satisfied customers.
The Phoenix Rises
Timber Creek Capital, LP, owned by Marc continues to play a pivotal role in the growth trajectories of many tech startups, today. The venture firms’ portfolio was at one time valued to stand well over a billion dollars. What follows next might shock the reader. In less than 90 days the close to a billion in profit he had accrued over the years just up and disappeared.
The C+ Billionaire
Of course as was to be expected, Marc proved to all of us once more that he was no ordinary lad. He’s now well on course to even greater success than before. His main advice to young entrepreneurs is for them to have passion. Plus, they ought to have some faith that in case something happened and it all came crumbling down then you would be able to bounce back.
About Marc Sparks
When the maverick is not helping clients set up their balanced financial portfolios, he writes books about his experiences and ideas. Marc has written several top-selling books revolving around him and the challenges and the triumphs of his life. His all-time best seller is, ‘They Can’t Eat You.‘ The millionaire has a big heart of giving and giving some more.
Generosity and Charity
Could his philanthropy and charity stem from the fact that he has no fear of losing it all and having to start over? In high school, he got a C+ grade. Currently, he’s living in Texas with family. He has an adventurous spirit, and he’s traveled all over the world. He fishes play golf, likes to hike nature trails.
Dick DeVos is a former executive who has been involved in a number of different companies such as Amway and the Windquest Group. During his career, DeVos has been involved in the direct sales industry, the finance industry and also professional sports. In each of these industries, he has provided his respective organizations with the direction they needed to reach their potential. When DeVos was running his companies, he helped make them industry leaders and this has helped make DeVos one of the most successful businesspeople in the United States. As well as being involved in business, DeVos has also run for state governor of Michigan as well as becoming a very well known philanthropist.
The first part of DeVos’ career was working at Amway in various positions. During his first stint at Amway, Dick would hold a number of positions in fields such as finance, manufacturing, sales, marketing and research and development. This foundation helped make DeVos very experienced in all aspects of the company. After working in these positions, DeVos would become one of the companies’ vice presidents. While he was one of the vice presidents of Amway, he would help the company expand to worldwide markets and get established in 18 countries. As a result, Amway would reach very high levels of success under the leadership of Dick DeVos.
After, Dick DeVos left Amway, he would then get involved in professional sports. He bought the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. When he was running the Orlando Magic, DeVos required that the organization have detailed management which would lead to getting the best results at all times. He wanted the organization to use detailed management so that every aspect of the organization was operated properly. This philosophy would help the team become one of the best in the league for the next few years. Therefore, Dick DeVos helped make the Orlando Magic one of the elite teams in the NBA.
In 1993, Dick would return to Amway and serve as its president. As president of the company, DeVos would help it establish a presence in 50 countries and become the industry leader in direct sales as a result. Dick would retire from the company in 2002 and pursue a new position with the Windquest Group. At this company he would serve as its president and participate in the management of technology and manufacturing investment holdings for a few years.