Betsy DeVos Believes That The American Educational System Is At A Crossroads

Betsy DeVos has been fighting to improve educational opportunities for Americans for many years. Along the way, she has led many different educational nonprofits and organizations and has continued to donate large amounts of money to the educational sector. Unfortunately, those who disagree with her views have done their best to smear her name and steer attention towards her political donations. The truth is that the donations she has made to charitable educational causes far outweighs the amount of money she has given to GOP causes.

 

Betsy DeVos co-founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation many years ago with her husband, Dick. The foundation recently opened up its books because DeVos was about to enter into confirmation hearings to serve her country as its educational secretary. It was discovered that the foundation had donated more than $11.5 million in 2015 to charitable organizations and causes. This figure is more than twice the amount that she has donated to various political campaigns over the last half decade. During 2015, her foundation donated close to $3 million to support educational nonprofits and charities.

 

Most of the work that Betsy DeVos has dedicated her life to in the last few decades has centered around educational choice. She hopes to eventually change the minds of the masses so they can see that we are living in a different world than we were many years ago. DeVos feels it is unfortunate that young students in the nation must attend a school that is picked out for them based on the zip code of where they live. Instead, she would like to see American students being given more choices as to where they will receive their education.

 

During an interview that took place recently, Betsy DeVos was asked if she believes that digital learning, homeschooling, and blended learning are good alternatives to public schools. In response, she commented that while digital learning is still in its earliest stages, it would be a shame to not embrace what it has to offer. Many children, today, use iPads and other mobile devices quite a bit. DeVos imagines that these same children must be incredibly bored as they are forced to learn using outdated methods. She continues to work hard so students of the future will have more educational options available to them.

 

Betsy DeVos serves the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation as its chairman. She works with the American Federation for Children as its chairman and is also a member of the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center. DeVos received her Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from Calvin College. After finishing her education, she became deeply interested in politics and went on to serve as the chairman for the Michigan Republican Party.

 

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Kisling, Nestico & Redick Provide Charitable Donations In the State of Ohio

Kisling, Nestico & Redick provides the people of Ohio with superb personal injury representation. They are headquartered in Akron, Ohio and have 10 other offices throughout the Buckeye state. Their offices are staffed by 37 well-educated lawyers and 130 support staff. KNR formed in 2005 with the goal of providing personal injury representation to regular people and protecting them from being taking advantage of by large corporations.

Aside from providing personal injury representation, Kisling, Nestico & Redick are active in philanthropic efforts throughout the state of Ohio. They have a program called the KNR Cares About Kids initiative which helps provide meals to starving kids in the state of Ohio. Through the program, they donated $1,200 worth of food to Greenbriar Middle School and raised $25,000 for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.

Back in February, several of the staff from Kisling, Nestico & Redick participated in Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club Polar Bear Jump. They took a plunge into frigid Ohio waters and helped raise $25,000 dollars for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. 1 in 5 kids in the Akron-Canton region are considered starving and $1 dollar provides four meals. Thanks to KNR’s generous donation the food bank is able to provide 100,000 meals to starving children in the area. In total, the Portage Lakes Polar Bear club raised $150,000 for the food bank which provided 600,000 meals to children in the area.

During Spring Break, KNR donated $1,200 worth of nutritious food to Greenbriar Middle School in Parma, Ohio. Over 50% of Greenbriar students are on a reduced or free lunch meal plan. This means when students are off from school, providing lunch becomes an extra financial hardship for many families. KNR’s donation of mac and cheese, bread, peanut butter, and fruit helps relieve some of that hardship.

Kisling, Nestico & Redick will continue to help people both in and out of the courtroom. They are always looking for ways to make the world a better place.