How Does Betsy Devos Compare to Arne Duncan

The nomination of Betsy Devos to the cabinet of President Donald J. Trump as the new Secretary of Education involved a confirmation process unlike any the nation has witnessed in the history of American politics. Betsy Devos’ vetting process was consistently delayed by members of the Senate who were angry about the presidential election results. Instead of extending the current Secretary of Education the same courtesy that the Senate had extended former President Barack Obama, Senate democrats attempted to delay the nomination of Betsy Devos through cheap antics and unfounded accusations. Now that Betsy Devos has been confirmed as the United States Secretary of Education, it is important to compare her political history and philanthropic efforts to those of the Secretary of Education during the Obama administration to truly ascertain the Senate Democrats’ motives for delaying a cabinet confirmation process in a way that has not been attempted by senators in past elections.

Betsy Devos’ life (and the life of the members of her immediate family) has been marked by philanthropic efforts and political persuasiveness. The Devos family has reportedly given over 1 million dollars of their personal income to support efforts by the Republican party to reform public education in the United States. Betsy Devos has founded several causes and political platforms to bring reform to the Michigan Public School system and to help low-income families to gain viable options to failing public schools. Through these efforts, Betsy Devos became a supporter of charter schools and private school vouchers, two issues for which she was targeted during her confirmations. Although a large group of Michigan parents who benefited greatly from Betsy Devos’ assistance in the development of successful alternatives to public school have spoken out in support of the new Secretary of Education, senate democrats still attempted to create a narrative that Devos was not concerned about the welfare of impoverished students. By creating this narrative, democrats do not simply ignore the personal and political history of Betsy Devos, but they blatantly disregard the political history and career efforts of Arne Duncan. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org.

Arne Duncan was the former leader of the Chicago Public School System and was confirmed by the senate less than 24 hours after President Obama’s inauguration. Like Betsy Devos, Arne Duncan was known for his support of the charter school initiative and he attempted to encourage the expansion of charter schools in the United States. Unlike Betsy Devos, Duncan faced the rebuke of both major political parties because of his belief that standardized test scores should be used as a part of evaluation methods for educators and public schools. Betsy Devos has a proven history of championing the rights of parents to choose for themselves the education that their children will receive and has been the unfair target of hypocritical allegations.

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Reasons You Should Consider Buying Traveling Vineyard Starter Kit

The Traveling Vineyard was founded in 2001 with the aim of easing the wine tasting experience. Home shopping parties serve wine and truth be told; everyone loves free wine. This makes the Traveling Vineyard concept fun, unique and also ideal.

Over the years since its conception, the Traveling Vineyard has managed to acquire over 1,000 wines guides in 40 states.

Offered Products

The Traveling Vineyard deals with selling wines, and they have over 21 varieties of red, white, sweet and fizzy wines. Additionally, they also involve in the sale of wine accessories such as decanters, openers, and chillers. The best thing is that their wine has a guest satisfaction of 98 percent and it is also highly affordable with price ranging from $14 -$25 per bottle.

How the Model Works

To participate in the program, representatives are required to purchase a starter kit which goes for $174. The starter kit includes success kit that goes for $99 and $75 for the first two tasting sets.

As a representative of Traveling Vineyard, you will get a 15% commission for every product you sell. If you manage to reach $750 within the first sixty days, you stand a chance of winning an electric opener. Also if you manage to convert a friend to becoming a wine guide representative during this period, you get a $100 bonus after your sales hit $750. If you make $1400 within the first sixty days, you get a $50 rebate.

Benefits Having the Traveling Vineyard Kit

The starter pack constitutes everything o help you on understanding wines including a sommology card which teaches you about different wine varieties, pairing and aspects. The kit also has openers, brochures, wine glasses, decanters, and your first two starter kits.

Additionally, you get a free Personal Estate Website for three months which will cost you only $15.95 monthly. The website has several educational information about wine to help you sharpen your skills in the field.

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Mike Baur: Entrepreneur and Businessman from Switzerland

One of the best businessmen and entrepreneurs of Switzerland include Mike Baur who is the founder and managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. By profession, he was a banker with an experience of two decades during which he worked in prominent banks like UBS and Clariden Leu. He left his job and became an investor in startup companies. With the help of Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, Mike founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. He gained so much popularity in a short time that he was invited at the University of St Gallen to attend START Summiteer as jury panel’s member. Baur was made Deputy Manager Director of the company when Swiss Startup Factory and CTI joined hands in 2015. The next year, Mike Baur launched the accelerator program with the help of Goldbach Group. Swiss Startup Factory became partners with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. Mike Baur’s named was profiled by Wall Street Journal on December 2016.

 

Mike Baur went to New York to study Masters in Business Administration at the University of Rochester. He then acquired an Executive MBA degree from the University of Bern. Mike’s passion for entrepreneurship motivated him to help the Swiss youth. He is credited for mentoring and investing in several local startups. It is the reason why Swiss Startup Factory is the best privately-owned and independent startup accelerator in Switzerland. Mike Baur was born in Fribourg, and he loves his native city. He discovered his interest in finance and banking when he was a teenager. Fortunately, his passion became his future profession. The reason why he founded Swiss Startup Factory was to help the talented youth of his country who needed a platform for entrepreneurship. Swiss Startup Factory provides them with the perfect professional execution. Baur’s company helps the young entrepreneurs through a modern and thorough process which provides them all the guidance they need.

 

Mike Baur’s company provide entrepreneurs services like accounting & financial advice, portfolio, startup accelerator, and co-working spaces. Startup Accelerator takes three months to complete during which startups get financing, services, coaching, mentoring, office space, and access to investor network. The program of co-working spaces provides desks at lower prices, office spaces, and conference rooms. Entrepreneurs get everything they need like fitness room, storage space, welcome area, free Wi-Fi, movie studio, Nespresso bar, conference room, and lunch room. Accounting & financial advice program provides bookkeeping, invoice management, payroll management, financial statements, tax & VAT reporting, cash flow reports, and financial health reviews.

 

RICARDO TOSTO RAISING THE BRAZILIAN BAR STANDARDS

A commercial lawyer is an asset in any company, Ricardo Tosto brings over 22 years of practice in business law to Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados, a company he founded. His area of specialty is credit recovery, corporate restructuring, international and electoral law, civil and commercial litigation. Ricardo Tosto is a post graduate of Universidade Presbiteriana, Mackenzie and a post graduate in Business Administration at FAAP. His membership is not only in the Brazilian Bar Association, but he has membership in the Law Firms and Partnerships Research Centre (CESA) and also holds membership in the International Bar Association.

He is committed to enhancing the Judiciary of Brazil through modernization. Ricardo Tosto position as the president of São Paulo OAB Commission for Modernization of the Judiciary gave him the much-needed platform to take his agenda forward. Further, to advance Law in Brazil, he founded the Brazilian Institute for Electoral and Party Law Research (IBEDEP).

Ricardo Tosto is one of the many Brazil lawyers, and in 2010 the country got ranked third in the list of countries having many lawyers. A large number of lawyers in the country is attributed to the many schools of law in the country, imagine one country having more laws schools than all countries in the world combined.

There are only 800 thousand lawyers in the country that have passed the Brazilian Bar Examination, but the number of students studying law is 3 million. Many do not necessarily mean better, the law courses offered in Brazil are too many, and most are redundant. The ministry of education announcement of conducting inspections in all law courses offered by Brazilian University in 2014 was a good way to set standards in the Brazilian Law.

It is the civil law of French, Italy, German, and Portuguese that the Brazilian Law gets its roots. It is based on Statutes and partly on sumula vinculate a recent standard. The supreme law of the country is the Federal Constitution that was enforced 21st October 1988 and has a rigid written form.

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