Betsy DeVos is the Leader for School Choice in America

Betsy DeVos is married to Richard DeVos, the former head of the Amway Company in Ada, Michigan. She was just recently named by President Donald Trump and confirmed to the post as the Secretary of Education of the United States of America, which is also a Presidential Cabinet position.

Betsy and her husband are very active in philanthropic activities as Betsy herself is in leadership and supportive positions in such organizations as the Alliance for School Choice, the American Federation for Children, Kids Hope USA, and the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

Betsy DeVos has spent a long time championing the cause for the betterment of education for the children of our country which has made good progress along the way. She sees the educational opportunities opening up, especially since she has been named to President Trump’s Cabinet.

She is a firm believer in school choice, whether by vouchers, parental choice, or any other means that will give parents and children a wider array of educational choices than what is available now. She saw our current educational system as stagnated and caught in a web of political disarray.

At present, according to DeVos, there are three choices that parents and students have for their elementary and secondary educational needs. The first is the public school system that has evolved over the past 100 years to a behemoth that is a political system in and of itself. Nevertheless, the majorities of students make it through and go on to further education of job opportunities.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-devos-vouchers-20170218-story.html

If people live in the suburbs or are well-to-do, their students fare better than do the students who live in the inner cities. That needs to change, and everybody agrees that it won’t happen overnight, but up to this point in time this problem has gotten nothing but lip service.

The second option is Private and Charter Schools. Private and parochial schools have a long history of success and charter schools not so long, and not always so successful. Charter schools take a while to organize and set up, but there are plenty of good examples to point to.

The third option is home schooling, which has had a very robust growth over the last 20 years or so. In fact, grades and scores of the students who are home schooled are far superior to students in public, private or chartered schools.

DeVos also likes to point out that in the technological environment in which we live, limiting students’ learning experiences to where they live is old hat. Homeschoolers and GED students have proven that it is not where you learn, but it is what you learn that counts. This philosophy opens the door to all students, whether they are in the suburbs or the inner city.

Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.

Ross Abelow Helps Homeless Pets in New York

Ross Abelow is a New York attorney. His law office specializes in commercial real estate, litigation and civil rights law. Ross is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, and has practiced law in New York for several years. Ross Abelow is a senior partner in the law firm of Abelow and Cassandro. He has created several legal blog sites and is active on social media sites such as Facebook.

Ross Abelow recently created a Go Fund Me page. The purpose of the Go Fund Me campaign is to raise money for homeless pets in New York. The funds raised from the Go Fund Me campaign will go to local New York animal shelters. The launch date for the campaign was January 16 2016. The funds raised by this campaign will provide additional support for the homeless companion animals in New York. Most of the funds generated from this campaign will provide additional benefits such as: food, vaccines, medicine and other supplies for pets. Many of the pet shelters in New York are filled to capacity. Most of them are no longer able to accept additional homeless pets, due to a lack of basic supplies. The additional funds will help shelters provide more support and assistance to homeless pets.

Attorney Ross Abelow chose to help his community by creating the Go Fund Me page. It is part of his commitment to being involved in the local community. Winter is a very difficult time for homeless animals. With sub zero temperatures and no food or shelter makes it very difficult for homeless animals to survive in New York. All contributions will be put to good use to help homeless animals. Some of the funds raised by this campaign will be used to expand local homeless shelters. Increasing the capacity for the homeless shelters will keep more homeless pets out of the long cold winter season. Part of the proceeds raised by this campaign will help provide adoption support for homeless pets. The shelter is a temporary solution for homeless companion animals. The ultimate goal is finding a new forever home for all homeless companion animals.

Learn more: