April 18, 2018 · Philanthropist · (No comments)

The Trump Administration is going to go down in history for a number of different reasons. Perhaps most of all, President Trump will be remembered and acknowledged for willingly bucking convention and turning away from establishment politics as usual. Part of President Trump’s promise to ‘drain the swamp’ entailed filling his cabinet with high-level professionals who would otherwise not have had a chance to work with the government. Betsy DeVos has spent her entire life working in the private sector to try and influence the state of education within the United States of America. Now, DeVos has a chance to render change throughout the entire United States as she was recently named the Secretary of Education and leader at the Department of Education.

 

Betsy DeVos will be taking up her position in the Department of Education with a ton of energy being expended to push against her. DeVos was narrowly confirmed by the Senate, requiring a tie-breaking vote to be cast by the Vice President, but she was still able to take office. DeVos was selected by President Trump to head the Department of Education thanks to her years of service trying to make conservative education reform a stalwart of the right’s political platform.

 

DeVos was born and raised in Michigan and it was there that she spent her formative years as an adult trying to sway the state of education in the country. Betsy DeVos ascribes to the same concepts that were made popular by Milton Friedman almost fifty years ago. Like Friedman, DeVos believes in the power of school choice and the freedoms that come along with it. Liberty and freedom from government intervention are the backbones of most conservative policies so it only makes sense that DeVos has been able to popularize the school choice movement.

 

Still, as a newcomer to the political machine, Betsy DeVos will need to be able to push back against the forces that will try to slow her down. Mike Cox is a former state AG and a prominent establishment Republican. Mr. Cox has known Betsy DeVos for a long time and he immediately came out to speak in support of her nomination and subsequent confirmation. Mike Cox pointed out how, in the realm of Michigan politics, Betsy DeVos managed to really put fear into her political rivals thanks to her ‘steely resolve’ and ability to push through any obstacles in order to stick to her ideals.

 

Betsy DeVos most importantly is a reformer and reformers in high-ranking political positions are known to get things done. Betsy DeVos has the mandate of the President at her back and she has the support of the Republican party behind her. Still, Betsy DeVos isn’t someone who plays politics for the fun of it. DeVos has shown time and again that she is willing to fight for what she believes in even if it goes against party lines. The complexion of DeVos’ life as a politician should bring many people on both sides of the political aisle some level of hope.

 

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April 7, 2018 · Video Visitation · (No comments)

Securus Technologies is a company based in the US. According to the research that I have conducted, the company offers ingenious solutions to solve misconduct issues among inmates. I am pleased to learn that Securus Technologies uses advanced technology to ensure public safety. The company’s head offices are located in Dallas even though it operates in Georgia, Texas, and Carrollton among other places. I am glad to learn about the recent approach taken by Securus Technologies to solve criminal offenses committed by inmates through phone calls.

 

Robert Johnson’s story gives more reason as to why phone calls should be monitored in prisons. Johnson said that his past experiences motivate him to end offenses committed by inmates through phone calls. I also understood Johnson’s point of argument when he said that the inmates pose security risks to the community when they access phones. According to me, Mr. Roberto gives reliable and accurate information because he has served in corrections for about 15 years. Since he did his job quite well, he was shot by those who disliked him. I felt pity for his wife who was called severally by unknown people who threatened her and her husband. Sean Echols who was in prison before was arrested for attempting to take Johnson’s life away.

 

Another shocking thing that I learned from Johnson is the number of surgeries that he has undergone so far. He says that he is still in pain even though he is determined to achieve his mission to end crimes committed by inmates through phone calls. A ridiculous thing I also found out from what Johnson says is how inmates led to the murder of a little baby. Johnson says that the killing of the nine-month-old baby was planned by three inmates who called to execute the plan. I find it so unbelievable that inmates can go to such an extent to kill innocent babies. I was impressed to know that Johnson was involved in developing solutions to the problem by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC controls the use of cell phones because it regulates airwaves. I feel at peace now that Johnson serves at Securus Technologies as a consultant.

 

I am glad that Securus Technologies regularly improves its operation to solve security risks posed by inmates. A good example is a recent move it took to implement the Wireless Containment Solution (WCS). Securus Technologies also introduced a facility that prevents unauthorized contraband cell phones from sharing the same network with other commercial telephones. This further tightens security by blocking access to phone calls made by inmates. According to me, the best thing about this move is that actionable data can be collected and be used to prevent more crimes.