Betsy DeVos: The Hard Job of Education Reform

Since she was selected to be Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has gained a lot of interest. In the years leading up to her appointment, she gave an interview to philanthropy Roundtable about one of her biggest supported causes, “school choice”. “School choice” has become a major issue for parents all over the United States. The reason for this is that increasingly more of them have felt as though the process gives them very little power over their children’s daily lives. Instead of being able to check in with their children’s progress and become an active part of the education process, parents are left out in the cold. Institutions have been focusing on following guidelines that were established years ago instead of looking at the individual child.

 

One of the biggest complaints that proponents of the “school choice” movement have is that these schools do not take the time to sit down with the individual child and figure out what is best for them. The standard, or cookie-cutter, the approach has not been successful for most students. There are children that come out of school every single day that do not feel as though they learned anything throughout their time there. When they come home to their parents they are frustrated or shut down by the entire process. For advocates like Betsy DeVos, this is completely unacceptable. They want children to get that empowerment that education is supposed to give them. Children are meant to be the keys to the future. If they are undereducated than the future of the United States is very dim.

 

Betsy DeVos has no trouble talking about the fact that the United States needs to do more with this system. If it continues to deteriorate in the way that it has in recent years then in only a few short generations the system will be dead of its own accord. She wants parents to understand that there are so many different options available to them when it comes to the education of their children. Many of these options do not cost as much as they would assume they do and she is pushing for the creation of more scholarship programs to help these children. As she continues to work in this office, she will advocate for the children for which she has become responsible. There is still a lot of work to do but Betsy DeVos has never shown herself to shy away from a hard job.

 

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Adam Milstein and Securing the Future

Adam Milstein wrote an article in early April which addresses the need for supporting young Jewish people. He explains that this is because they are the future, and those who will take on tough leadership roles in order to keep the Jewish community safe and thriving. Milstein notes that he meets these young people every day through his work as a philanthropist, and is encouraged by them, knowing that the next generation will be stronger than the one before it.

To make his point, Adam Milstein remembers the heroes of the past. He names Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and Henrietta Szold. Just a few of many influential people, he talks about their bravery and dedication and how it is being passed on to the youths of today.

Of course, would the community be without Adam Milstein himself?

Adam Milstein was born in Israel to Eva and Hillel Milshtein, as their first son. During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Adam Milstein joined the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and after that, he enrolled in the Israeli Institute of Technology. In 1978, he earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in business and economics. He would go on to receive a Master of Business Administration degree in 1983 from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

During the time in between degrees, Milstein married Gila Elgrably and brought their two young daughters to the United States, where they would have another daughter be born.

Together, Adam and Gila Milstein would co-found the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. This foundation works with a wide range of organizations by providing them charitable and philanthropic services with the goal of strengthening the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Milstein is also the chair of national expansion for the Israeli-American Council, of which he is a co-founder.

Adam Milstein is a very productive person and important leader in the Jewish community. He has much to offer the young people who will, in turn, help shape the world into a better place.

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