The new United States Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, has recently participated in an interview in which she discussed her plans to improve the public education system in the country. Since the beginning of the public education movement in the early 1800s, the American system of education has been heavily criticized and reformed. Even though the overwhelming result of public education has been consistently negative and evidence shows that public education has heavily influenced a decaying and non-productive society, education reformers have continued efforts to increase the influence of these schools. During her interview with a national media outlet, Betsy Devoted discussed a few of the key problems that are evident in the public school system and gave several examples of programs that she would like to initiate in an effort to improve the school system and maintain the right of families to make educational choices for their children.
Because Betsy Devos has a significant background in the development of empowering educational programs and outlets, her attention to the development of new programs was expected by most constituents. During her interview, Devos discussed the need for the introduction and encouragement of school choice options for families across the nation. Betsy Devos stated that her support of school choice options, such as charter schools and private education voucher programs, is a key factor in her decision to implement new policies into the federal education plan. Devos stated that federal support of these programs will allow many at-risk youth to participate in educational program that they would not ordinarily have access to. Read her interview with Philantrophy Table.
The Secretary of Education also emphasized her passion to reconstruct the curriculum in school systems that have been failing for years. Because of her history of philanthropy in support of the improvement of the public school system, Betsy Devos has become known for her strong stance on the elimination of failing public education programs. Devos discussed her goals for the elimination of failing programs and gave the public a glimpse of her step-by-step process for the implementation of superior systems. Check this related article from nypost.com.
Throughout her extensive political career, Betsy has championed the rights of American parents and students to quality public education choices. Although her career as the United States Secretary of Education has just begun, Devos is already on a track toward the systematic improvement of the public school system one institution at a time. The response to Betsy Devos’ interview has been overwhelming positive. Even liberal congressman and senators have made statements in support of Devos’ strong stance on failing schools. The Secretary of Education is expected to give several extensive interviews regarding the development of federal programs which are design to encourage school system to meet and surpass current requirements.
People across the globe face a number of injustices, mostly because they are poor and cannot afford to fight the bullies that seek to keep them oppressed. The laws are often made to imprison the poor and those who are different from the majority who are in power. George Soros knows this feeling, as he has been oppressed himself. George is from Hungary, and in the late 1930s Hungary was witnessing Hitler’s rise to power. This was a frightening occurrence for George and his family. George and his family were born Jews, and in times of the Nazi invaders, this meant certain death. Read more on Snopes about George Soros.
During Hitler’s televised opening of the Berlin Olympics, George’s father decided that it was best to change the name of his family from their Jewish born surname of Schwartz to that of Soros. George’s father went one step further to try and protect his family by using false documents that declared his family to be Christians. This helped George to avoid the deadly Holocaust of the Nazis. Once the Nazis were defeated, George left Hungary for London.
While living in London, George enrolled into a local school to earn his degrees, of which he holds two: a degree in economics and another in philosophy. These degrees are what helped George to eventually obtain his aggregate of riches, and also helped him to see that using his wealth to help others was the best use for it. George earned enough money from working in London to plan a move to America. He wanted to relocate to live in New York, as it was known to be the most economically affluent area of the United States at the time. He reached New York in 1963, and eventually became a US citizen. Read more on NYTimes.com.
He found work on Wall Street at many companies and within a few years had the money to start his own. George formed a hedge fund company and branded it the Soros Fund. But that was only the start of his endeavors. In time George Soros created the OSF (Open Society Foundation). They are a charitable foundation that helps to establish an open and free society, based on the teachings of famed philosopher Karl Popper. His teachings state that a society that is free to learn and to help one another in times of need is a society that will establish a better world.
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George uses his foundation to help fund the poor for a variety of causes. If people want to earn an education but have no means of affording one, his foundation can help. If people are in desperate need of medical assistance or legal services, his foundation is there as well for them.
If you are running a business, or if you’re an organization manager, you’ll find that having a good image is one of the most important factors for success. You’ll want to know what people are posting about you online, and how you can handle any negative information about you that is published online.
Online reputation management has been gaining increased popularity nowadays. The reason is because many people are becoming Internet savvy and they go online to research companies, products and services before making a purchase. Social media sites and other discussion channels make it easy for people to share information and reviews with others, making it a requirement for companies and professionals to have a reliable online reputation management system in place.
Any business or professional who fails to take control of their online reputation will definitely face negative consequences. If you are serious about attaining success, it is imperative that you take proactive steps to ensure a great image about your company or organization.
Reputation management teams are available and can help you repair damaged image, or build an impressive reputation. Having a great online reputation will certainly attract potential customers and clients and help you reach your goals faster than you ever though possible.
So, one of the first steps to success these days is to build your reputation and keep track of what people are saying about your business, and the quality of service you provide.
If you think reputation management is a task or project that you can handle without expert assistance, you’re making a great mistake. You will need to enlist the services of a reliable reputation management team – professionals who have great expertise and the right tools to get the job done.
Once you have a great team of reputation management professionals on your side, they will start implementing proven strategies for your online reputation management success. Suppressing or removing the negative reviews and derogatory remarks with positive reviews and favorable content in an appropriate manner is what reliable reputation management experts can do for you.
Tony Petrello is no stranger to the corporate world. Having been in Nabors since 1991, Tony is currently the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nabors Industries Ltd. The S&P500 company deals in both land-based and offshore drilling rig supply as well as drilling operations and services.
Nabors has services spanning the Americas, Middle East, Africa and the Far East employing around twenty-seven thousand people. His role as the CEO involves initiating strategic plans for the company’s to prosper financially. He is also responsible for guiding the company adapt to the dynamic competitive business environment.
Tony Petrello also holds other positions apart from the one at Nabors Industries. However, it is the role that he has played in Nabors success that has brought him to prominence.
Being the boss of such a highly successful company, it is common to be in the public spotlight. Tony has found himself in this situation for all the obvious reasons that come with this ‘oligarch status, and in 2013, he was named the highest paid boss in the United States.
The 61-year-old holds a B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics from Yale. He also has a law degree from Harvard. Coming from a working-class family in Newark, Tony had to rely on the public school scholarship program. His significant contribution to Nabors Industries prosperity and his ensuing rise to the top of the corporate world demonstrates both high levels of ambition combined with hard work and brilliance.
Tony is married to Cynthia Caffara who is a soap-opera actress and producer. Together, they are active in philanthropy. This is after their prematurely born daughter developed cerebral palsy and they contribute generously to the neurological research center at Texas Children’s Hospital.
This demonstrates Tony’s dedication to his family and also his human side as he is touched by the plight of the society around him. It is, therefore, evident that this alongside his steady rise to the enviable position as one of the corporate world’s most influential bosses he is a real success. Definitely, Tony Petrello is a motivational figure many young people can look up to.
Securus Technologies went through a recent battle with Global Tel Link. Many representatives from Global Tel Link made false accusations against Securus, and they did their best to discredit all their products. Securus responded with all of the benefits their products offer to all inmates. Securus did not say anything bad about Global Tel Link. Instead, they used this opportunity to promote their company and their products.
After losing an argument battle, Global Tel Link did not stop with their verbal attacks on Securus. It is evident that Securus products are more wanted than Global Tel Link products. Securus believes that’s why the verbal attacks continued. However, Securus Technologies was finally pushed to the edge. They have challenged Global Tel Link to a technology competition. Securus is so serious about this that they are willing to pay all costs associated with the competition.
The judges in the competition are the best individuals in the field on technology. Additionally, these judges have nothing to do with Securus Technologies or Global Tel Link. This competition will last a few weeks. All products from both companies will be put through technological fire. If there are any issues, these judges will find them.
Securus Technologies hopes that all the verbal attacks will stop after this competition. They also hop that Global Tel Link will start studying ways to make their products better rather than keeping their eyes on Securus’ products.
Securus is also putting together a nation-wide form for all inmates. This form will have questions on it regarding products from Securus Technologies and products from Global Tel Link. Inmates will be able to have their own voice regarding which products they believe are better for their communication with the outside world. Already, Securus is winning this questionnaire war, and they hope to keep it that way.
Before Evolution of Smooth, otherwise known as EOS, began releasing their lip balm seven years ago, the only option for drugstore lip care were small, plain tubes of Chapstick. Now, of course, EOS lip balms grace the covers of every beauty and fashion magazine, and celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera have been photographed applying it to their lips.
Although EOS lip balms have been around for almost a decade, little has been known about the company’s business strategy, until now. In a recent interview with Fast Company, the founders of EOS reveal how their small startup became the second best-selling lip balm and out-sold Chapstick and Blistex, industry veterans.
Before they began inventing the signature EOS orb style, the founders noticed and took advantage of a lack of innovation in lip balm packaging. After reviewing sensory panels, the founders discovered that the majority of lip balm consumers were women and that a vast amount of these women did not find applying lip balm to be “fun.” The founders then decided that they wanted their lip balm to appeal to the five senses of its users, from the color of the sphere to the taste and smell of the lip balm, to the soft feel of the outer packaging. This, combined with their chosen slogan, “The lip balm that makes you smile,” helped turn the wheels of imagination that created the colorful spheres we all recognize today. The products can be seen on the shelves of Well, Target and Walmart stores today.
Currently, EOS sells over 1 million units of lip balm per week and has singlehandedly taken over the oral care industry. For more detailed information on EOS business strategies and their marketing techniques, click on to this Fast Company article. (https://www.fastcompany.com/3063333/startup-report/the-untold-story-of-how-lip-balm-upstart-eos-outdid-chapstick)
During a Williamson County Growth Summit, the panel discussion discussed transit solutions for not just Austin itself but the suburban communities around it as well. The panel included Mike Heiligenstein, the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority as well as other executives. The discussion was focused primarily on how technology is changing transportation issues in Austin and globally as well.
The panel discussed new upcoming technologies such ridesharing apps and autonomous cars. However, Heiligenstein also noted that irregardless the Austin area would still need to expand its transportation capacity by adding additional more, and smarter, roads in order to meet the communities needs.
Another topic that was brought up was that building and land-use codes would need to be updated in order to meet the changes caused by upcoming technology. They discussed such issues as garages one driverless cars are in operation and how not only would charging and service stations added but that also the entire structure would be different as it wouldn’t need to accommodate people. However, Heiligenstein isn’t as convinced that these vehicles will be adopted as fast as others believe, and focused more on increasing road capacity.
the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was created in 2002 in order to improve the transportation system in Travis and Williamson counties. This independent government agency’s goal is to reduce the congestion that is occurring in the region. The transportation systems under the agency’s purview includes roads, airports, seaports, and mass transit. To fund projects the Authority can issue bonds as well as employ user fees and taxes.
Mike Heiligenstein was named Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobile Authority in 2003. Heiligenstein, who earned his Bachelors and two Masters at the University of Texas, has been an elected official in the Austin area for over 23 years. He served as the Williamson County Commissioner for 15 years and was a city council member of Round Rock City for 8 years. In 2014 Heiligenstein was nominated to President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. He additionally speaks to groups nationally due to his expertise in transportation and infrastructure.
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