The Rule On Bathrooms for Transgender Students Revokes Amid The Opposition Of Betsy DeVos

The rule that allowed the transgender students to use the bathrooms with respect to their gender identity has been revoked by the administration, though the Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos didn’t agree to it. Under her, the education department opposed the movement, but the President overruled the order and revoked it. Betsy termed the new move as discriminatory and against the rule of law, however, got rescinded with her discord. She said that she tried to persuade with the President but could not bring the desired result in favor of transgender students. It is reported that the civil rights officials of Justice Department also opposed the move to scrap the rule on bathroom use by transgender students.

It is reported that Betsy even reminded Trump that both of them are bound to protect the students and publicly promised to do so. Though her attempts did not work for transgender students, she made sure to add the point in the new guideline that such students would be protected from any violation or discrimination and if any bullying noted will be investigated by Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to ensure the equality. Betsy DeVos felt that there is some insensitivity towards the children with the revoke but acknowledged the fact that the President makes the decisions. There are reports that Betsy is working with the stakeholders to ensure there is no victimization or discrimination with the recent move. Even since the movement started to remove the rules protecting transgender students, Betsy found to be not happy with the developments.

Betsy DeVos, the current Education Secretary in Trump administration, is known as an education activist and a philanthropist. She thinks that the quality of teaching has gone down over the years and current education system is not competitive enough to follow the American dream. With that in mind, she encouraged School of Choice, School Vouchers, Charter school system, and Grading system for schools, as she believes that there is a necessity of increased competition between schools to provide quality of education. Also, the parents should have an option to send the children to the school of their choice regardless of economic background. She and her husband Dick DeVos set up a foundation called Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation ( to donate to various organizations in 1989. They donate mainly for the cause of education, arts, leadership, community, and justice. It is found that in the year 2015 alone they made contributions amount to $11.6 million, whereas their lifetime contributions stand at $139 million. She is also very active in supporting arts, and the DeVos family founded ArtPrize in 2009, a global art competition program to encourage the talents, and it is held every year in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read the interview on Betsy DeVos with Philantrophy Table.

Dick DeVos Has School’s Best Interests At Heart

In a recent article in Philanthropy Roundtable, several philanthropists were the subject of an item related to school choice. Among those individuals listed was Betty DeVos wife of philanthropist Dick DeVos. Together they have been helping schools with funding and reform through their charitable donations to political leaders that influence education policy as well as directly to the schools themselves. The DeVos family has been helping families and schools beginning in the 1980s in Grand Rapids Michigan. Through many years of their philanthropy, they have changed the layout of many school system to bring a better system of educations and better schools to low-income families.

Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur from Michigan. He is the son of Richard DeVos the Amway co-founder. He has a net worth of 5.1 billion dollars DeVos received his bachelor’s degree from Northwood University in business administration. He also attended Wharton Executive study programs as well as Harvard Business School. The DeVos family became co-chairs of the education Freedom Fund, and they donated 7.5 million to match the children’s scholarship fund. Dick DeVos was also the co-chair of the Kids First! Yes! Campaign.

Dick DeVos continues his charity work by heading several academic committees for not only Elementary education but medical schools, high schools, and Elementary education but medical schools and Higher Learning Institutes the throughout the country. He donated 75 million to the Grand Rapids Downtown Arena for Regional Healthcare Improvement as well as 212 million to the convention center. Thirty million to the Downtown Market as well as 90 million to the local medical school. Because of his generous donations he has benefited the communities and Michigan and also the futures of many students.
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North American Spine Has New Minimally Invasive Process Called AccuraScope

If you have been watching programs like Good Morning Texas, you might already know that North American Spine has developed a new minimally invasive process that they are calling AccuraScope. This new process is a surgery procedure when the doctor uses a small laser. The whole process was designed to make sure that the surgery was done with as little invasion as possible. This new treatment can help to relieve the pain for back and neck injuries. Dr.Basem Abdelfattah, MD, who is a pain specialist with North American Spine in Dallas Texas spoke about the AccuraScope to the viewers of Good Morning Texas.

Each physician who uses the new AccuraScope is specialty trained by the folks at North American Spine. At the current time there have been somewhere around eight thousand AccuraScope procedures already performed by these highly qualified doctors. The North American Spine organization and the doctors agree that this process can help people who are currently suffering from back and neck pain.

It is estimated that 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, including neck and back pain. This process should help many of those people live better lives. One of the most interesting things about the process is that it is not as invasive as the surgeries of the past. With the laser and the process, they have made it very streamline. This means that there is less chance for infection and the healing time is lessened too. This is great news for people who have neck and back pain and need the procedure. If you or some one you know is suffering with neck or back pain, you already know and understand how painful it is. Perhaps you should talk with your doctor and ask him or her if this new process will help you in your case. The only thing you stand to loose is the pain you have been dealing with,