Betsy DeVos: A Ringer in Education

The New York Times has posted a recent article entitled, “Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter” on nytimes.com detailing the complicated role that the new Secretary of Education fills within the Trump administration. While many believe her to be complacent and passive, the author warns that looking at her career up until this point will paint a very different picture. She may seem to be a small member of the cabinet, but DeVos is a political force to be reckoned with.

 

DeVos has been an outspoken advocate for change in the field of education for much of her career. Her role as a Republican National Councilwoman gave her the platform that she needed to discuss this pressing issue. She has been part of various boards that advocate for increased funding of charter schools such as the Alliance for School Choice, The Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the Acton Institute. In fact, in response to her efforts, her home state of Michigan has a higher concentration of charter schools than that many other states.

 

The reason DeVos is such an advocate for charter schools is that she believes that the public-school system lacks the skills necessary to provide a quality education. As with anything else, the field of education can be viewed in business terms. The public-school system has a monopoly on public funds and they do not feel a need to change their practices. DeVos explains that teachers are not showing the leadership skills necessary to train students to move into the next phases of their lives. Students require teachers that take a more active, hands-on approach to their learning. By filtering money into charter schools, public schools would feel a challenge to do better for their students. Her plan sounds very comprehensive, but some of her detractors point out that it could only widen the disparity of educational resources between the upper and lower class as well as starve the public-school system. DeVos believes something needs to be done to overhaul the systems themselves and this drastic measure could be the answer.

 

Even though DeVos may seem to be standing on the sidelines of national politics, she has taken an active role in the future planning of America’s educational system. Her opinions come from a deep-seated need to fix a system that she believes is broken. Throughout her career, anyone that has been paying attention to her efforts can see the work of a woman that is completely committed to the future of education.

 

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The Frontera Fund is Working to Protect DREAMERS and their American Dream

DACA legislation might not be something that all Americans agree about, but it is very important. This legislation was first created in 2012 as a means to protect children who entered the country illegally with their parents. Immigrants that qualify for this program must have been 16-years-old before the year 2007. This is the cut off year of eligibility for this program.

 

President Obama created the program as a means to keep illegal immigrants into the country and as an alternative to the DREAM ACT. This piece of legislation was first passed in 2001. DREAM stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. The DREAM ACT was created by Senators Orin Hatch and Dick Durbin. This bill tried to get reinstated a few times since its initial creation, but it failed on each occasion. President Obama’s administration figured out that the DACA ACT would help illegal alien minors.

 

Keep in mind that the children of illegal immigrants did not enter into this country without the help or decision of their parents. They should not be held responsible for their parent’s actions. There are 800,000 registered DACA recipients. These individuals are now grown and have a stake within American society. This is a proven fact. DACA recipients work in regular jobs and they attend school. They are also invested in American society in terms of contributions, family and societal development. Getting rid of these individuals would create more problems instead of resolving anything.

 

President Trump has been very proactive on wanting to get rid of illegal immigrants. He was stating this rhetoric when he ran for office and now that he is president; the former real estate mogul is trying to make good on his campaign promises. President Trump wants to get rid of illegal immigrants because he believes their presence here is ultimately contributing to the ruin of this country.

 

Since the DACA ACT has been in effect, many illegal aliens can benefit from its protection. Every two years the program delayed the deportation of illegal aliens who have been signed up into the program. Many former minors registered under the DREAM ACT were signed up for DACA.

 

The Frontera Fund is a non-profit entity that is used to support organizations and groups that fight for immigration and migrant rights. This fund was started by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, two co-owners of the Phoenix New Times. These two men were awarded a large settlement after being wrongfully arrested and incarcerated by former corrupt Maricopa County sheriff named Joe Arpaio.

 

Lacey and Larkin realize that Trump’s decision would stop many people from living the American Dream. Quite a few of the Dreamers signed up under the DACA ACT. If Trump has his way he will cause families to split up, people to return to poverty and many people to lose hope. These are some important reasons why the DACA program cannot be stopped.

 

Trump has announced that the program has officially stopped taking new applications. People who are enrolled in the program will be allowed to renew their DACA inclusion on March 5, 2018. This date has passed, and many people are worried that a lot of undocumented people who slipped through the cracks will now be deported. President Trump’s elimination of DACA is just a bad decision that infringes upon people’s rights to achieve and live the American Dream.

How the Chainsmokers made their break!

In 2016, the chainsmokers music came out of nowhere and instantly you started to hear their songs over and over again on the radio. You couldn’t seem to get away from their popular charts, and suddenly their hits were booming. People were raving about the brand new unique music, and they fell in love with it. In 2016, they paired up with the talented Halsey, and created the number one hit named “Closer,” which was one of their biggest hits yet. You also would hear “Roses” “Don’t let me down” “Something just like this” and their famous hit “Paris.” You just couldn’t get away from their music, which wasn’t a bad thing. But where did it all come from?

Alex Pall was a part of the famous Duo before his former partner, Andrew. Alex was always into DJing, but one day made a bold move, and decided to give it all he had and try to make a career out of it. Not long after his decision, he was introduced to Andrew and it all started there.

But before Andrew was a part of the Chainsmokers, he was just a college student with a dream. He played in a couple of shows and started DJing a little. He also produced some songs and displayed them on his SoundCloud. He was inspired by other artists succeeding in what they loved. He seen that many artists from New York were making it big,wanted the same. and He planned on pursuing a career in DJing after he graduated college, but he got his chance sooner than he thought. He was told about the Chainsmokers and how they were in need of another member, so he headed to New York with the Hopes of getting his big break, and that is exactly what he got. He met Alex and the rest was history!

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The incredible success of Securus Technologies in fighting crimes using Wireless Containment Solution.

A lot of crimes have been organized, and committed prisoners using contraband cell phones.one of the prison officers known as Robert Johnson was almost murdered after confiscating drugs that belonged to one of the prisoners. Robert had enough skills in preventing crimes in the correctional centers since he had been serving in the department for 15 years.the drugs that were seized worth about $50000 .the inmates was not happy with the officer, and he organized how the officer will be eliminated. The inmate conducted on of the former inmates to kill the officer. The former inmate was called Sean.he had been promised money worth $6000 once he succeeds in killing the prison officer. Robert was attacked by Sean at his home. He survived with sic bullets in his stomach. one of the prisoners in one of the occasion used a cell phone to organize how a baby would be killed. The inmate had disagreed with the uncle of the baby.

 

Securus Technologies introduced a technology known as Wireless Containment Solution to prevent crimes that are being organized using contraband cell phones. The technology has been tested in over eight prisons. It can detect the calls that are made using illegal phones. The calls are then denied access to the public network. The technology has prevented crimes and enhanced safety in the society. Federal Communications Commission praised the technology that was introduced by Securus Technologies. The commission is working together with Securus Technologies to ensure that the correctional facilities are free from crime.

Robert Johnson was employed by Securus Technologies to help in inventing technologies that will aid in fighting crimes. The invention of Wireless Containment System will ensure that contraband phones are seized from the prisoners. Prison officers screen the calls that are made around the prison centres to ensure that only the safe call is allowed to access the public network. The technology does not prevent the prisoners from making calls, but it prevents illegal calls from being conducted.

Securus Technologies has been in the frontline in improving safety in correctional facilities. The company has utilized over $40 million in Wireless Containment System. The technology is the only way of eradicating illegal phones in the prison centres. Securus Technologies has assisted the government is fighting crimes in the state. The company works with government agencies to ensure that safety has been improved in the society. It has installed modern technologies in prison centres that prevent the inmates from organizing crimes. The company has attributed its success to their CEO, Smith. The organization also has competent staff that is well vast in the emerging technologies in the world. Securus Technologies has enabled many families to communicate with their loved one who is in prison. The company has enough technical facilities that are necessary for fighting crimes in the society.