Betsy DeVos: The Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos is a force to reckon with when it comes to matters of education and charity work to improve education in the country. Together with her husband Dick DeVos, they have given to charity a total of $139 million for the betterment of education especially in their home state Michigan. Collectively, they have been ranked at number 24 on the Forbes list of top philanthropists.

Currently, she is serving in a position that she loves as the Secretary of Education under the Trump regime. So far, she has been involved in a major disagreement about the students who are transgender. Overall, she is doing great at her position.

Betsy DeVos’ Interests

Betsy DeVos is hailed as an innovator who creates environments where she likes to see everyone thrive. That is why she has fought so hard to make sure that whatever happens, the children in this country get what they deserve. She has shown a particular interest in some of these things:

  • The transgender issue about bathrooms and their usage
  • The voucher programs used in the schools
  • The school choices
  • Charter schools
  • Politics and the betterment of the education sector in general

As evidenced by her spirited fight in the just concluded bathroom debacle pitted against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, she does not like people who try to disrupt school environments and the tranquility of quality education.

The Bathroom-Transgender Issue

Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to rescind the bill passed during Obama’s administration that allowed transgender students their choice of bathrooms and a better education.

They were at it for a while but finally, with trump’s backing, the bill was rescinded and it sparked debate about the stance President Trump has been taking on the rights of LGBTQI and Minorities. Read more news on CNN.

Alma Mater

Betsy graduated from Holland Christian High School. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In school related matters, she has been serving as the chairman of the Philanthropy Roundtable, The American Federation for Children. She also served on several boards that have included: The DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the University of Maryland and American Enterprise Institute, ArtPrize, Foundation for Excellence in Education.

The Charitable Acts

Mostly, it has been her home state that has gotten the best out of her charity works with her husband but now that she is the Secretary of Education, we can always expect more from her and her works. So far, they have donated to the following schools.

  • The DeVos Institute of Arts Management-They invested $22 million to launch this school at the University of Maryland.
  • Michigan Aviation Academy
  • Compass College of Cinematic Arts
  • Northwood University
  • Detroit Charter School Company New Urban Learning

In conclusion– we can say that Betsy is a woman committed to helping the education sector get back on its feet and get the American Dream going.

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End Citizens United Is Fighting Against Big Money In Washington

In 2010 the Supreme Court made a decision in Citizens United vs. F.E.C. which changed the way politicians can raise money in American elections. It did this by establishing the legal basis for the idea that corporations are people; people that can donate their money any way they see fit. This opened the door for the ultra-rich and special interest groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on American elections. There is no transparency, no accountability and, worst of all, no way to track the money. In short, the Citizens United decision allows the ultra rich to influence American politics more than ever before.

 

End Citizens United, is a political action committee, or PAC, that is dedicated to reforming political financing. They plan to do this by supporting the politicians that work toward overturning the Citizens United decision. By ending Citizens United, we would stop the unlimited flow of hidden campaign contributions that have been pouring into the American political system.

 

The PAC’s number one goal is a constitutional amendment; an amendment that would reverse the Citizens United decision. More than 325,000 people have signed End Citizens United’s petition demanding that Congress pass the necessary legislation. While it’s true there are many other PAC’s focused on finance reform, End Citizens United’s communications director, Richard Carbo says this PAC is different. “There was a hole in the conversation addressing the political side of

it and actually getting people elected who could change existing laws. That means backing candidates who are in favor of campaign finance reform, who will stand up against Citizens United. In addition to those who are under attack by the billionaire conservative Koch brothers and other related dark-money groups.”

 

The Koch brothers are possibly the biggest winners of the Citizens United decision. The Koch brothers are owners of the second largest privately run business in America, Koch Industries. According to Forbes, Koch Industries has an annual revenue of $115 billion dollars. The Koch’s where ordered to pay $30 million in civil penalties in 1996. The largest penalty in the history of U.S environmental law. The

penalty was levied for 312 oil spills across six states. Former EPA administrator Carol Browner, said of the Koch’s, “They simply did not believe the law applied to them.” According to a Bloomberg report, from 1999 to 2003, Koch Industries was assessed a further “$400 million in fines, penalties and judgments.”

 

A large portion of the Koch’s wealth still comes from oil refineries in Texas, Alaska and Minnesota. They also control more than 4,000 miles of oil pipeline throughout the United States. America as a country can’t afford to stand by while the ultra-rich like the Koch brothers use Super PAC’s to influence the outcome of elections.

Lung Institute Patients are Satisfied with their Stem Cell Therapy Treatments

Over the past 10 years the Lung Institute has treated thousands of patients and many of them are very grateful for the services that they have received. People might not realize this but at least 23 million U.S. citizens suffer from some type of disease related to the lungs. According to Cedars-Sinai, this is a huge number of people that accounts for nearly 7% of the total U.S. population.

With so many people needing treatment for these conditions, the Lung Institute has stepped up to offer stem cell treatment therapy. Lifestylesafter50.com explains this type of therapy is designed to help patients to fight against the effects of lung disease by using their stem cells to alleviate this condition.

Doctors at the Lung Institute take the stem cells from a person’s body and then reintroduces them back into their system. The stem cell therapy then goes to their lungs and performs a “corrective” type of procedure on the diseases or ailments that causing them to not work properly. Once this happens a person’s body then begins to heal.

Various testimonies from real people have been given about the usefulness of this type of treatment. Many people who suffered from the effects of lung disease in the past were given a second chance in life. Many people who received treatment are no longer depressed or upset over their condition. They no longer have to limit their activities and be careful about how they move around. Now, they can enjoy life to their full potential and make a difference to the people they love every day.

Read more here: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33635903/copd-patients-are-saying-yes-to-stem-cells-at-the-lung-institute-in-tampa

No one wants a degraded quality of life and the medical professionals at the Lung Institute understands this reality. They work hard to ensure that people can find the solutions that they need to improve their quality of life by reducing the negative effects of lung related illnesses. For more info, visit lunginstitute.com.