The Confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Betsy DeVos as the 11th U.S. Secretary for Education is a Blessing to all American Children

The recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos as the 11th US secretary of education by the U.S. Senate could not have come at an opportune time for our children. I have keenly followed her involvement in the fight for equal, balanced and just education policies for over 30 years now, and all I can think of at this moment is the word, excellent. In this appointment, like all the other nominations to key departments, President Trump once more demonstrated a sense of patriotic commitment that goes far beyond selfish considerations.

Why am I saying this? It is in the public domain now that the DeVos family apart from championing worthy political causes have been passionately advocating for reforms targeting underserved and economically disadvantaged children have equal opportunity to access high-quality education. Madam DeVos became painfully aware of the imbalances in our school system when she was a student. She witnessed firsthand the injustices in the system, and she was inspired by the positive work the leaders in her hometown were doing to give parents choices in educating their children.

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That she served for more than 15 years as a mentor for vulnerable children in schools around Michigan (Grand Rapids) is something I find very praise-worthy. Not only that, but she has also spearheaded the movement to create new educational o ptions for all students in the District of Columbia and 25 other states. She has a strong background in educational issues. A graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, she has Bachelor of Arts degree, an accomplishment, which I believe, has served her well in her pursuit of farsighted educational goals. I am confident that as the education secretary, Madam DeVos will empower parents to have greater choices in the way their children are educated by returning education control to local governments, and states.

I am also deeply impressed by her humanitarian missions. It is no coincidence that her tireless work for nonprofits and charities is due to the fact she is married to Dick DeVos who is a famous community activist and philanthropist. Betsy DeVos is a recognized board member of various local and national civic and charitable organizations. Some of the charities she supports include; Kendall College of Art and Design, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mars Hill Bible Church, ArtPrize, and Kids Hope USA. I applaud her commitment to finding innovative strategies to combat social ills and dilemmas. The amount of good work she does extend to include conservational efforts. The concern she has for environmental protection prompted her to establish the Windquest Group, a chain of companies dealing with manufacturing, technology, and development of clean energy. Importantly, she heads the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Visit dbdvfoundation.org to know more about their foundation.

George Soros Has Donated To Many Social Causes Around The World, But Not Black Lives Matter

George Soros, a billionaire who has lived to see many things throughout the 86 years he has lived, has donated his money to many humanitarian foundations and endeavors. He has given interviews, including for CBS’s “60 Minutes” in 1998. He’s also given to money to various political candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Biography. Some Republican think tanks have tried to tie him into the controversial protest group, Black Lives Matter as a chief donor, but no such evidence of this development has been found to exist. The story emerged in August 19 of this year, while the original article, purportedly published in Germany’s Bild newspaper was not found published on the date specified in 2014. And it would seem unbefitting to a man whose foundations have been about building things, not tearing down.

George Soros was raised during the trying times of World War II, feeling a war-torn Hungary from Soviet forces and being educated in UK. Soros attended a prominent London economics school and became a savvy investor, and later brought his business, Soros Fund Management to the United States. He’s amassed a large conglomerate of investment banks and fortune 500 companies, and on the side he’s built the Open Society Foundations.

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Soros’s Open Society Foundations has pioneered for equality, opportunity, tolerance, and social change in countries where governments have held tight control of its citizens. This work began when George Soros fought against South Africa’s apartheid and helped underprivileged black students attend university. He also formed Central European University once the Berlin Wall fell in order to liberate the people’s minds who had been under Soviet control. Open Societies Foundations also focuses on eliminating environmental hazards such as uncontrolled natural resource extraction and harmful activities. All in all, Open Society Foundations has spent hundreds of millions of dollars each year for global operations on nytimes.com.

Left Wing Bias Among Activists Annoys Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen is a respected name among members of the human rights activism community, but his views on which groups should be allowed to fund the work completed by activists has often led to him disagreeing with many of those he is supposed to be working alongside. The Venezuelan born film producer has fought against the stereotype that has grown within the activism community that conservative groups should be dismissed from all rounds of funding for more liberal based groups.

Describing himself as a classical liberal shows the political stance Thor Halvorssen has on a personal level, but he also believes any group or individual wishing to help those living under the rule of dictators should be given the chance to do so. Halvorssen has always looked to provide a platform for the people of the world to fight for their own freedom from tyranny; the University of Pennsylvania alum feels people with all political backgrounds can make a difference for those having their human rights limited and has taken his cause to conservative news media, such as the Fox News Channel:

Thor Halvorssen does not have the kind of character that would limit him in pushing himself and those around him to achieve their best for the future of the human race. Halvorssen has faced adversity throughout his life and comes from a family steeped in a history of facing tyranny in its many forms; the grandfather of Thor Halvorssen was a Norwegian government figure who fought to avoid the country’s fleet falling into Nazi hands during the Second World War.

One of the areas of the world Thor Halvorssen has looked to prove himself a human rights success in China, which has been an area of focus for Thor Halvorssen since 1999; along with China, Halvorssen has also sought to bring the humanitarian problems facing Uganda and Venezuela to the attention of the public on a regular basis.