Betsy DeVos: A Force to Be Reckoned With

Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education under the Trump administration has been described as tough and determined to do what she believes is right. Opposition only makes her stronger. As the secretary of education fighting for the educational needs of the nation, this is not a bad quality to possess. It seems that Trump is surrounding himself with like-minded people whose battle cry is “Make America Great Again.”

 

Ms. DeVos was born in 1958 as Elisabeth Prince and grew up on Holland, Mich. She was raised in the Christian Reformed Church and attended Calvin College on the western side of the state. As a young adult, she worked at the auto party manufacturer founded by her father, Edgar Prince. The Prince family was and is a major backer for conservative and Christian causes. The auto parts manufacturer is now a billion-dollar business. Ms. DeVos’ brother, Erik D. Prince, was the founder and CEO of the controversial private security firm Blackwater. Her husband, Dick, comes from an even wealthier family.

 

Over the years, the Devos couple has contributed billions of dollars to conservative religious and political causes. In Grand rapids, the family’s name is everywhere. The DeVos Performance Hall, the DeVos Children’s Hospital and the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship are just a few of the many organizations and buildings that bear the family’s name.

 

Ms. DeVos strongly believes in equal opportunities for all children to receive a proper education. She is an avid supporter of charter schools over public schools. For the past 30 years, she has sought public funds for vouchers to pay for tuition for private schooling that includes education in religious schools. According to her opponents, charter schools are a conservative scheme that will undermine public education by stealing resources. However, supporters state that charter schools give low-income families options for educating their children and creates a certain level of competition that encourages improvement for traditional schools.

 

Because of her efforts, Detroit the most charter schools than anywhere else in the nation. Supply exceeded demand in some places with public schools continuing to deteriorate. A bill created in 2017 to allow for the opening of new charter schools and the closing of failing ones was produced by Detroit officials and a group of bipartisan state lawmakers. A group the Ms. DeVos created, known as the Great Lakes Education Project, fought the against the bill and won. DeVos believes that the public-school system in Detroit should be shut down. Ms. DeVos is partial to private education and believes that teachers are more like puppets on a string than free agents to take initiative as they see fit. She is pushing to promote charter schools and vouchers, which allow students to use public funding to pay for private and/or religious education.

 

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A recap of Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum’s Video

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum is a notable orthopaedic surgeon with oodles of experience in the field of study. Also, Dr. Kirshenbaum has shown to have notable experience and brains for the entrepreneurial and corporate aspects of his chosen field. Along with these aspects, Dr. Kirshenbaum has also shown a remarkable skill for the non-profit aspects of the job, such as operations leadership, information technology, innovative designing techniques, and reengineering. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has also shown skill in execueting and developing strategies, creating and interpreting complex ideas, concepts, and information, as well as persuading key stakeholders and stockholders in terms of sales, education and advising.

In this video, Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum describes a new, possibly career defining surgery that he has developed. The video starts with a patient describing his knee pain as intense with him “popping advils like their M&Ms.” The idea behind the surgery is the the idea that the knee is split into three separate compartments. Dr. Kirschenbaum believes that one can replace a single one of these compartments in a process known as “knee resurfacing.” Instead of replacing the entirety of the knee, the surgeon would locate the inflamed or affected area of the knee that is giving the patient the described pain, and operate on that singular area instead of the entire knee.

Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum has developed this procedure, and it may very well become a staple in orthopedics. Innumerable people in the world suffer from varying degrees of knee pain, either due to work or sports-related injuries, or simple arthritis or inflammation. However, the idea of total knee surgery or even replacement surgery has always been a scary one, requiring weeks to even months of recovery, consisting of braces to physical therapy. WIth Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum new techniques, this recovery time can be reduced or even halved as a less traumatic surgery is performed. Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum on WPIX-11: The Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery

Shaking Things Up with Igor Cornelsen

Who Is Igor Cornelsen

Igor Cornelsen Is a well-known Brazilian investment banker. Cornelsen was born in 1947; he first went to engineering school, and later on he decided to make a change when it came to his future career. Cornelsen began to study economics. Even though Cornelsen went to school to be an engineer, he found out that his training as an engineer would help him to work as an investment banker. Cornelsen began working at Multibanco in 1974, and in a few short years, he became the CEO of the bank. After some time, Cornelsen went to work at Unibanco. He stayed there for a little less than 10 years. From there, he went on to Libra Bank PLC. In order to further his career at this bank, he decided to move to the UK. There, he worked as a board member until 1995.

The Success of Igor Cornelsen

Cornelsen is an investor who is extremely driven. He gets up early in the morning when the markets begin to open in other countries, and he stays abreast to all the international news when it comes to economics. Since he has a wealth of experience in investment banking, he leverages that that experience in order to make wise investment decisions.

What Sets Cornelsen Apart

Cornelsen has made some investment decisions that other investors did not agree with. He saw that the Brazilian government was making huge mistakes when it came to the economy. That insight drove his decision to sell his Brazilian assets. While several economist believed that Russia would never get back to the stock market, Cornelsen had faith in Russia. Both of these investment decisions paid huge dividends for him. Cornelsen’s tenacity and knowledge of the stock market have helped him to become one of the world’s most successful investment bankers.