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Betsy’s Sometimes Controversial Vision for American Education

Even as a young student at Calvin College in the 70s, Betsy DeVos was an active participant in student government. Her road from there to the role she plays as the current U.S. Secretary of Education is one that many could have predicted. Her persistence in advocating for schools that serve all Americans equally is the kind you only follow when you have a heartfelt belief.   Raised in Holland, Michigan, young Betsy belonged to the Christian Reformed Church. Her decision to attend a college with a deep Protestant tradition underscores the conservative values that have enabled her relationship with Dick DeVos, a former contender for governor in Michigan, Their marriage is one that many would envy. Considering how active DeVos has consistently been in philanthropy and school reform, it’s hard to believe she’s also managed to raise four kids she’s just as dedicated to.   DeVos has her critics,…

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Businessman and Philanthropist Greg Secker

INTRODUCTION Greg Secker is the founder of the aptly named Greg Secker Foundation, a nonprofit organization predicated on improving the lives of people around the world. Secker is an entrepreneur highly skilled in the world of trading; he possesses a career background that traverses multiple continents, as well as corporations. Secker started his career at Thomas Cook Financial services, where he was a trading technologist, before moving on to foreign exchange; his success in this sector led to the creation of The Virtual Trading Desk, which is regarded as the first Forex trading platform. This platform was considered revolutionary, as it provided an online Forex trading system that worked in real-time, enabling traders to receive foreign exchange quotes based on active transactions. Greg attended the University of Nottingham from 1993-1997, where he studied Animal Physiology with European Studies, but obviously, the business world proved to be much more enticing. CREATING…