Betsy DeVos: Protecting Our Children Is Mine And Everyone’s Moral Obligation

In February this year, Betsy DeVos opposed the plans by President Trump to rescind the protection that had been enforced for transgender students so that they could use washrooms that matched their identity. The cabinet secretary differed with Trump on the new move that could deny transgender students the protection they deserved. The transgender bathroom bill was overturned without the support of Betsy DeVos.

 

Betsy DeVos is one of the few advocates of quality education in the United States. Through her charity, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation she has enabled many students from underprivileged families acquire access better education through scholarships. Helping others has always been Betsy’s calling. She has excelled in social entrepreneurship and the political landscape of the United States because she loves community work. Betsy’s foundation alone contributed $11.6 million to various noble initiatives in 2016.Through the hard work of Betsy DeVos, her family has earned recognition as a force of change in the US. Betsy DeVos is the daughter of one of the most acclaimed entrepreneurs in the automobile industry called Edgar Prince. Her dad founded the renowned Prince Corporation that focused its operations on the distribution of automobile parts.

 

Currently, Betsy DeVos serves in the influential post of cabinet secretary for education in the government of the United States. Betsy has always demonstrated her interest in reforming the school system of the US. She is fond of charter and choice schools such as the Success Academy Charter Schools. Betsy reckons that the most significant failure of the American Education System lies in its reliance on what used to work in the past. According to the cabinet secretary, the only way learning challenges can be addressed through reforms that will ensure a system that leans more towards the preferences of the student.

 

In as much as Betsy has exerted a lot of interest in charter schools that is not to say that charter schools are her only point of focus. Betsy offers support to a wide range of institutions in the education sector. Some of the donor funds disbursed by the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation have gone towards helping researchers in medicine attain their research objectives. Several Christian missions and institutions of art have also benefited from the organization’s generosity. So far, the charity has given out over $100 million towards various humanitarian courses.

 

After being sworn into office as the 11th cabinet secretary of education in the government of the United States, Betsy DeVos took it as a personal responsibility to ensure that the American education system is reformed to address the needs of the 21st-century learner. Betsy’s momentum in her new job has seen her traversing various regions of the United States to access the situation of public schools.

 

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The Dream Of The Open Society Still Drives George Soros

The philanthropic work of George Soros has often taken him to far flung regions of the world to push forward his own idea of opening up closed societies and bringing freedom to all the people of the planet. In a recent article published by The Atlantic, the Hungarian born hedge fund manager explained his belief in the similarities between the politics of the turn of the 21st-century and those of the first decades of the 20th-century leading up to World War II. George Soros believes his own belief in the open society first identified by philosopher Henri Bergson and brought to the mainstream by Soros’ own mentor Karl Popper; the Austrian philosopher believed a totalitarian regime was always destined to fail as it believed it owned the rights to the ultimate truth, an idea that is completely implausible. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

Unlike the years following World War II, the main threat to freedom around the world cannot be seen as the rise of Communism and Fascism, but instead, is limited to the problems of a disinterest in political reform in favor of a dedicated push towards the capitalist threat identified by George Soros. Over the course of his philanthropic career, Soros has found his work often stalled by the threat of totalitarian regimes and the fact his own efforts to support freedom have often been twisted by ruling government agencies to further their own ends. The founder of the Open Society Foundations has seen a rising threat posed by the idea that capitalism is the only plausible option for the continued growth of society across the democratic world, a situation he feels reveals the cracks in society found in the leading free nation in the world, the U.S. Because of the quest to become ever more interested in the work completed in pursuit of the capitalist ideal, Soros believes areas such as social justice, economic stability, and international relations are all suffering as major financial donors become more involved in U.S. politics than ever before.

Learn more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/george-soros-funds-ferguson-protests-hopes-to-spur/

The problems seen in the world and identified by George Soros have resulted in the man credited with breaking the Bank of England in 1992 seek out political candidates to back to rectify many of the issues he feels capitalism is driving. Politico reports the growing level of social injustice in the U.S. has prompted Soros to look further than simply the $25 million provided in 2016 towards the Presidential bid of Hillary Clinton to provide even more support to low-level candidates across the nation; George Soros is now backing minority group candidates for elections at local and state level he hopes will result in a change towards more freedom in the U.S. criminal justice system. Read this story at Politico.com about George Soros.

Betsy DeVos’ Generous Giving – A Brief Overview

Philanthropy is an honorable and good deed that has always attracted praise. For the DeVos, however, philanthropic activities have recently attracted a lot of criticism from critics as well as rivals. Betsy DeVos, in particular, has been at the receiving end ever since she was nominated to become the Secretary of Education for President Donald J. Trump’s administration. However, the DeVos have not been taking the criticism quietly. In fact, they have provided records of their philanthropic activities dating several years back.

Political Philanthropy

Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick DeVos are popular and unpopular in equal measures for their contributions to the Republican Party. The DeVos family, in general, has always been a generous donor to the Republican Party, and the DeVos are closely involved with U.S. politics; in fact, Dick DeVos once contested for the governor’s seat in the State of Michigan in 2006.

The DeVos philanthropy records show that they have donated millions of dollars towards political causes over their lifetime. However, the exact figure is insignificant compared to their contributions to the society. Follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.com

Societal Philanthropy

Betsy DeVos and her husband Dick DeVos have contributed over $139 million to all sorts of charities over their lifetimes. They have not always been open about this, but they were compelled to release the information following the aforementioned criticism and speculation.

Betsy DeVos is known for her intense interest in education. Consequently, most of these funds have gone towards improving the quality of education in the U.S. The funds are channeled to diverse education organizations across the country. Betsy DeVos and her husband donated about $3 million to education charities all over the U.S in 2015 alone.; $357,000 of the money went to organizations that champion for education reforms as Betsy DeVos is a staunch critic of the current public education system.

The DeVos also donate towards many other causes that all aim at making the U.S. and the world a better place. For instance, they have contributed towards improving the health of the sick and needy who cannot afford quality healthcare. They have also contributed towards nutrition, art, and religion, among many other causes. Combined, these other causes received about 74% of the DeVos total contributions for 2015, which totaled to about $11.6 million.

The Truth, or a Diversion?

The DeVos have not always been open about their philanthropic activities, and critics are skeptical about the real intention of their recent transparency. Many critics argue that it is a desperate move to divert the people’s attention away from their generous political donations. However, the records have not been dispelled, and regardless of the intention, the donated funds have done more for the society than they have for politics. Check this article from New York Post.