Betsy Devos: More School Options for Students

The current system of public schools has failed the youth. I can see it in the dwindling numbers of graduating classes and how it has become expected and accepted as the norm for students to endure through. More students from underprivileged areas are opting out of school and getting a GED to join the work force, because they have too many obstacles to pursue higher education. While other students drop out and usually make a living off of crime until they are arrested and put in jail, where they will be even more indoctrinated to criminal lifestyles and will become their career, with them going in and out of jail for the remainder of their life. In my opinion, this is the definition of broken.

One of the major causes for this huge rift between the socio-economical demographics is the fact that students do not get the appropriate approach to their learning style in a school system that has a mantra of “one size fits all” and also has had leanings towards to the left side of the political aisle. The school boards do not do anything to improve failing schools in the inner city areas, where crime is rampant and a constant detriment to a student’s education, and continues to facilitate the schools with low budgets that hinder students even further. Also, the fact that teachers are nearly impossible to fire in public school systems due to their Union reps, it is safe to say that there are underwhelming teachers out there that have no incentive to improve and provide the utmost effort to educating the class. Visit the website U.S. Department of Education to know more.

Betsy Devos plans to change the school system by allowing students and parents to have more control in choosing the schools they wish to attend to for education. By removing taxes that pay for public schools and attaching those to the child and parents, then schools will have to compete for enrollment, which will improve education as a whole. Through the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation she has donated $139 million collectively over the years since its establishment in 1989. These contributions focus primarily on furthering education, community, arts, leadership and justice for institutions such as: hospitals, health research, art organizations, evangelical missions, Christian schools and conservative, free market think-tanks. DeVos is a member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education which is known for introducing policy changes to the current school system since 2007. Betsy Devos has also served for the Alliance for School as well as the Action Institute; she currently heads the All Children Matter political action committee. I think that Betsy DeVos has a great idea in bringing competition into the school market and it will improve education. Visit to know more about Betsy.

Ascendant Capital Deals With Private Equity

Investing is a very big world for people that get involved in it. There are actually plenty of different types of investments that one can make. In many cases, people only have access to publicly owned companies. However, there are a ton of other companies that are available for only a select few to invest in. These types of people have plenty of money in order to invest their money on these business. This is often referred to as private equity. Private Equity is very helpful not only to the investor, but also the recipient of the private investment.


Even successful privately owned businesses should have plans on how they can move forward. Otherwise, they may lose some of their success. After all, a business that stays the same over the years is going to be on a steady decline on the amount of money it makes.


One person that uses private equity investing is Jeffrey Schneider. He runs Ascendant Capital. As a private equity investor, he takes the time to put money in companies that are privately owned in order to bring forth improvements in their performance. Private equity is also good for helping business owners pay for the necessary enhancements for improving sales and services.


AS CEO of Ascendant Capital, Jeffrey Schneider has managed to grow his company to over 30 employees in less than 10 years. He has also get his company to team up with many different dealers and advisers. This is very helpful for his company when it comes to growing it to a higher level. Jeffrey does have a good grasp of the market and believes in the value of alternative investments. He is always looking out for new opportunities that will grow his company to higher levels. He is also not afraid to take risks in order to succeed as an entrepreneur.


Even though Ascendant Capital has grown a lot in the past few years, it is not going to slow down anytime soon. Some of the most successful investors are those that are always looking for opportunities for growth. As a result, there is always going to be a new goal being set.