Secretary Of Education Betsy DeVos Receives Support From Readers Of The LA Times
The newly appointed and confirmed secretary of education under president Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos has received strong encouragement from some of the subscribers of the LA Times newspaper. Below is a brief summary of some of the reader responses in response to an LA Times editorial that actually tried to portray secretary DeVos in a negative manner and that said she would somehow be bad for education of our children.
One reader and commentator named Jerry Glass from Lakewood, California said that Betsy DeVos’ plan for expanding vouchers is actually a positive. Jerry pointed out that many low income and minority parents are strong supporters of school vouchers. This is because giving parents the options of sending their kids to their school of choice makes it more likely that they will go to a good school and receive a better education that will help them later on in life.
Jerry Glass also took a swipe at the so called notion that public schools are somehow democratically controlled. Most public schools are firmly controlled by public teacher unions who are often more concerned about their own jobs and bottom line then they are with the success of their students and the school. School choice and vouchers for parents, which Betsy DeVos espouses, puts the success and needs of students first. This is what we should be doing and what secretary of education Devos will implement in her role as the chief executive education official in the United States.
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A Look At The Work Betsy DeVos Has Done In Improving Education
Betsy DeVos has been working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities for millions of students across the country for many decades now. Her work in education includes serving as chairman for the American Federation for Children from 2009 until 2016. This is the largest organization in the United States that champions the cause of school choice and voucher programs for students. Thanks to the leadership and contributions of Betsy DeVos as well as many other people at the AFC, over a million students now attend the school of their choice.
Mrs. DeVos has also helped her husband, Dick DeVos, launch the West Michigan Aviation Academy. It is a public charter school that has a curriculum that focuses on preparing students for aviation related careers such as pilots and aerospace engineers. The school is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is tuition free for students admitted into the school.
Betsy Devos also serves as a board member for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. This is a group that provides mentoring services from clergy in churches to elementary school students that are at risk.
Hussain Sajwani began his career life as a Contracts Manager in GASCO, which is a subsidiary of ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company). After his brief stint with GASCO, Hussain put together his own catering business in 1982. His catering business, today, is a market leader serving 150,000 meals daily in a spread of markets including those in Africa and the Middle East.
Being an early pioneer of property market expansion in Dubai, Hussain Sajwani built several hotels for the large amounts of people, in the mid-90’s, who were arriving in the emirate to conduct trade and business deals. In 2002, Hussain established DAMAC Properties, a residential real estate developer. By taking advantage of a Dubia government decree that allowed foreigners to own property in the emirate, he bought tracts of land in an undeveloped part of town and built up from there. His first sale of a 38-story residential building, before it was even built, was impressive and took place within six months of DAMAC’s creation.
Hussain Sajwani has had plenty of business dealings with Donald Trump and their history goes back many years. A lot of their ties have to do with Trump providing golf courses and golf related services as well as real estate building to DAMAC properties and real estate development clubs. For example, in 2014 the “Trump Estates” properties were unveiled, and it includes golf courses in an island community surrounded by exclusive homes. It is a community intended for those who appreciate the best in life and have no problem paying for it.
Hussain Sajwani is also a philanthropist who has donated millions to charitable foundations , such as, the UAE Red Crescent that helps refugees in need, and the UAECompassion campaign. He feels it is not only an honor but his duty to help those out who are in the greatest need. His humanitarian efforts have helped countless numbers of people to avoid suffering.
Hussain Sajwani studied at the University of Washington and received his Bachelor’s degree in economics. He has also sat as a member of the board of the Majan University College in Muscat, Oman. He now lives his life out in Dubai with a wife and four children.http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/damac-needy-children-518106
Ricardo Guimaraes is the heir as well as the President of Banco BMG. He is a successful banker who has been in charge of the family business since 1998. He has managed the bank to become a leader in providing payroll loans in all of Brazil, displaying his outstanding leadership and administration skills. The focus of the bank has been on providing customers who have a low level of default with credit at low-interest rates. This has seen the bank prosper over the years.
Guimaraes is a football fan, and his love for the game goes beyond this. He served as a sponsor and president of Atletico Mineiro Club, a team of which he is an avid fan. He saw an opportunity to use sports marketing as a way to strengthen his brand by spreading awareness. By having the three orange letters printed on the shirts of players all over the country, BMG has gone ahead to receive visibility as a brand. Wiki has more cover on him.
Sports advertising is a high-cost affair. However, Ricardo Guimaraes goes ahead to justify the huge cost, claiming that the financial returns and brand recognition arising from the advertising outweigh the costs incurred. He also works with impartiality when it comes to the sponsorships offered by BMG. Despite his support of Atletico Mineiro, Mr. Guimaraes states that BMG does not root for any specific team.
Through the many sponsorships offered by the bank, BMG has received brand recognition. This is a natural process as the games that are played are broadcast on national television or observed by an enormous audience from a certain region. Those that watch these matches end up becoming familiar with the brand. Today, BMG ranks as the top sponsor of football in South America’s largest country. It also ranks as the company that enjoys the highest financial returns arising from sports advertising.
Pressure in the market pushed Ricardo Guimaraes to diversify the products that the bank offers, so as to cater for the new customers drawn by the awareness created by sports advertising. To do this, he went ahead to buy two financial institutions, GE Money Brazil and the Schahin Bank. This move saw BMG compete in other areas as well as offer new products. BMG was also able to offer various types of loans, all in a bid to cater to various customer profiles. The sponsorships by BMG also go a long way in increasing the confidence of potential customers.