Betsy DeVos Is Serious About Education

When President Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to be the country’s Secretary of Education, many doubted her lack of political experience. However, even her staunchest opponents cannot ignore her proven history of fighting for education reform. She has spent decades fighting to promote educational choices as a solution for ailing public schools. The most well known of these choices are charter schools. These privately owned schools are funded by tax dollars, typically with a voucher system. Although some claim they funnel money away from public schools, others such as DeVos believe they are using the power of the free market to force all schools to improve. Learn more: http://www.betsydevos.com/policy-involvement/

 

DeVos comes from a wealthy family, where educational choices were easy to afford. Her father was Edgar Prince, founder of the highly successful Prince Corporation. She, her husband Dick DeVos, and their children all attended private schools. While her children were in school, she visited the Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was there that she first began to advocate for educational choices. She met many low-income families that were struggling to afford alternatives to public schools. Their struggles made her decide to help provide all students with the choices that she and her family enjoyed. “We knew we had the resources to send our kids to whatever school was best for them. For these parents, however, paying tuition was a real sacrifice. We started supporting individual students at the school, and that grew into a larger commitment,” she said during an interview with Philanthropy Round Table.

 

Since that time, she has served on the board of both the Children First America charity and the American Education Reform Council. She helped Michigan pass a charter-school bill in 1993, and later attempted to push changes through to the state’s constitution in support of charter school vouchers. She also explained in her interview that Florida was one of the most successful states for educational choices, with over 50,000 students in non-public schools.

 

Last February, when President Trump rescinded a policy to allow transgender students to use their choice of bathrooms, DeVos quickly met with transgender representatives in the Education Department to speak with them regarding the issue. During the first few months of her term, she also reached out to Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers and Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the president of the National Education Association. Although Ms. Weingarten expressed concerns about DeVos’s motivations, she still agreed to talk with her and visit schools together. Despite her critics, DeVos is serious enough about supporting education that she and her husband have donated over $3 million in support of schools, with $357,000 of those donations going to groups that support reform efforts. In an interview with the New York Times, Greg McNeilly, a Republican politician from Michigan and colleague of DeVos explained, “People in Washington will find out, opposition only emboldens her.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Continues Long Tenure At Bradesco

     Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has had a long and illustrious career with Brazilian banking giant Bradesco. After coming to work for the firm back in 1969, Trabuco has proven to be an adroit banker, rising up through the ranks of the firm and eventually reaching its most exalted heights.

Now, he is entering the next phase of his career. He will be taking over the chairmanship for Lazaro Brandao, one of the oldest currently serving chairpersons in the world. As Brandao, 92, steps down from the role, some questions have arisen from shareholders as to what direction the bank will take in the near and long-term future. Although the shakeup at the top of the Bradesco hierarchy has made some investors nervous, Brandao has repeatedly assured stakeholders that Trabuco Cappi is the absolute best man for the job.

To be sure, however, Trabuco Cappi will have some large shoes to fill. Brandao has been with the bank for an incredible 75 years, longer than any other employee in its history and perhaps longer than any employee of a major Brazilian corporation ever. After coming to work for the firm in 1943, its first full year of operation, Brandao went on to have one of the most superlative careers in the Brazilian banking industry.

From 1981 onward, he served in roles at the top of the bank’s pecking order. It was that year that he was first appointed CEO. The inveterate banker went on to oversee the growth of the company from a modest regional thrift institution into one of the most powerful financial conglomerates in all of Latin America. Between the years of 1990 and 1999, Brandao held the title both of CEO and of Chairman of the Board of Directors. This was the only time in the history of the bank that one person has held both roles. And it turned out to be one of the best periods that the bank has ever been through.

One of the reasons that Brandao is held in almost cult-like regard by many of the bank’s stakeholders is the fact that he oversaw its period of most astonishing growth. Between 1990 and 2009, he oversaw the growth in valuation of the firm by a factor of more than 300 times. Although Brandao often gets personally credited with the bulk of this enormous success, such fantastic growth did not rest entirely on his shoulders.

Trabuco Cappi himself was a major component in the rapid expansion and subsequent skyrocketing valuation of the firm. During the 1990s, Trabuco Cappi headed up the bank’s financial planning division. It was there that he first instituted a policy of deliberately wooing the nation’s ever-growing class of wealthy elites. This strategy proved to be far-sighted, with the bank’s balance sheets becoming engorged with tens of billions of dollars in new deposits.

The sudden swelling of the bank’s deposits meant that it could radically expand its loan underwriting activities. This is one of the key factors behind the phenomenal growth of the 90s, and it was mostly attributable to Trabuco Cappi’s initiatives.

This is another reasons that investors who worry about how well Trabuco Cappi will be able to handle running the firm from the chairman’s seat are really just seeing a half-empty glass in every snifter of fine cognac. Trabuco Cappi’s excellent record as both an employee and executive speak for themselves in the loudest and clearest possible terms. Without the presence of Trabuco Cappi, Grupo Bradesco would not be what it is today.

As he takes over at the position of chairman, there is little doubt that Bradesco will continue to benefit from his leadership.

Read more at https://www.brasil247.com/pt/247/economia/321809/Trabuco-assumirá-presidência-do-conselho-do-Bradesco.htm.

Matt Badiali’s Success in Geology

     Matt is a professional geologist who graduated with a BS in Earth Sciences from Penn State University. He has over twenty years of experience in the field working at various companies. Matt has a Masters of Geology from Florida Atlantic University. His educational background has played an important role in his success as a geologist. He is also a celebrated writer on natural resources who has established a large subscription base for his articles.

Matt Badiali has experienced firsthand the processes of mining and oil drilling. He has worked in oil drilling sites where he offered his expertise. He has built professional networks that have aided in his travels by facilitating quick and efficient collection of information for his research. Matt has been privileged to meet prominent personalities in his work who have provided him with an avenue to grow his career. His interaction with various experts in the field has strengthened the readers’ confidence the advice he offers.

Matt has travelled to various parts of the world to research on metals and crops. He has visited Hong Kong, Turkey, Singapore and Haiti among others where he was able to visit mines and oil drills. He documents his findings in his articles and advices the readers on the best investment opportunities in natural resources. The oil and gas industry has benefited from his research that encourages further research to discover more uses of gases.

Matt has also benefited the agricultural sector by providing research findings on crops and encouraging studies on indigenous crops and studying the market prices of various agricultural produce. Matt is proud to be a member of a team of experts at Banyan Hill Publishing that offer advisory services on investment in natural resources. He edits the monthly issue that reaches out to individuals, companies and the government. He is not afraid to share his concerns about the sector and offer solutions to problems facing the industry. His success in geology is evident in his articles that are well articulated to capture the attention of the readers.

Matt’s work found at medium.com reviews crops, metals and gases. In an article on why copper is a metal not to be ignored, Matt noted the increased price of copper since 2014. Matt attributes the trend to the introduction of electric vehicles. He encourages investors to invest in the metal since it will be in high demand in future.

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Posted by Matt Badiali on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mr. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero – Finance Expert at Televisa

     Mr. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has been an integral part of the giant corporation Grupo Televisa S. A. since 2004. He was appointed to the position of Chief financial officer which had been previously occupied by Mr. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega. Mr. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero was also given the responsibilities of Director of Grupo Televisa, S. A. B. He is a skilled leader and an expert in the fields of finance.

Over the course of his years at Grupo Televisa S. S., Mr. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has occupied a number of other positions as well. Before he joined the company of Grupo Televisa S. A., he was a part of the company called Comercio MAS SA de CV. There, Mr. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero served at a few positions that helped him enhance his skills of a leader. He has served as a chief executive officer (CEO) as well as a chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has also had a lot of experience working in the finance sector. He used to be a member of the Board of Banking supervision where he served as Chairman. Mr. Salvi Rafael Folch Viadero has also served at the institution of the National Banking and Securities Commission.

Grupo Televisa S. A. has been in the business for a few decades. The corporation has been growing steadily but over the past couple of years, Grupo Televisa has been experiencing a rapid spurt of growth. The company had established a highly beneficial partnership with another leader in the industry – Univision. The agreement between the two giant corporations gave Grupo Televisa S. A. the ability to operate in the United States of America. The media company of Televisa has a large viewer base in the United States as millions of people are Hispanic.