If you were to talk about education reform in a general way, the majority of people you met would assume that you were talking about progressive politicians. The truth is, for a long time there weren’t any prominent conservative positions on the evolution and reformation of public education. This all changed in 2016 after the November Presidential Election. President Donald Trump decided that he needed an outsiders view on the world and he chose to nominate Betsy DeVos in order to serve as his Secretary of Education.
Betsy DeVos is a political outsider and reformer and someone who has spent her entire life working to make changes in the most grandiose ways possible on the subjects that matter. Betsy DeVos has spent her entire adult life working tirelessly in order to fix the problems related to public schooling. Specifically, Betsy DeVos is focused on finding ways to implement school choice programs in facilities throughout the nation. This conservative platform, school choice, is a concept that Betsy DeVos is almost single-handedly responsible for making so popular around the country.
What school choice is, is relatively simple. School choice is an argument that was initially made by Milton Friedman almost 50 years ago. Friedman wrote a paper titled ‘The Role Of Government In Education’ and in that paper he touted the importance of the personal rights of American citizens to have their children educated in the way that they see fit. Betsy DeVos first read Friedman while attending college and she has since committed her life and her work toward spreading his concepts around.
Still, we are living in divided political times and any push toward reformation spearheaded by a major political party is no doubt going to be met with serious opposition. With that being said, Betsy DeVos has already established herself as having an iron constitution and with the support of the GOP and President Trump behind her, school choice might finally become a reality in schools all across the country.
Being from Sudan, Kamil Eltayeb Idris was born in 1954 in August and has served at WIPO as the Director-General for a decade from1997 to 2008. He is a renowned global civil servant, a scholar and a proud citizen of his country.
Professor Kamil Idris is well educated where he went to Khartoum University in Sudan for his Bachelors in Law, Cairo University in Egypt for BA in Political Science and Philosophy, Ohio University in the United States for Master in International Law and Affairs, and the University of Geneva in Swiss for Doctorate in International Law. He has received several honoraria like from Franklin Pierce Law Center and Indira Gandhi National Open University based in India.
Professor Kamil Idris has been on the forefront of enforcing IP rights from his vast experience in WIPO. Recently, he published an article of how the United States is pressuring China to get serious on intellectual rights. According to Professor Kamil, most of the manufacturers in China just copied their goods from Western world specifically from the U.S. making many manufacturers in the West fold up their business.
This has raised eyebrows to the Trump’s administration hence announcing a hefty tariff of $100 billion on Chinese exports. Some experts say that Trump is fighting hard and not smart while others believe that this move will put pressure on China. Nevertheless, China doesn’t want trade wars thus believing that there is something the current government can do to resolve this intellectual rights theft. It is a sure thing that the whole issues surrounding IP theft is almost having a solution and perhaps that’s why Trump is fastening the whole process.
Most of the governments and organizations across the globe have shown their support for the work that is being done by WIPO and is continually joining them in their annual celebrations that are held on 26th April. Despite celebrating the creativity of people, they also celebrate the IP rights that enable the creativity to see the light without being stolen. It is on this day that WIPO honors inventors, artists and various people who have shown an unassailable level of innovation and creativity while assuring them that they are there to protect their work and talents.
End Citizens United has been supportive toward the transparency and the integrity of the campaign finance. It was established in early 2015 as committee to check the political actions. End Citizens United achieve its role by looking the impacts of the campaign finance reforms. It is a non-profitable organization and gets funding through donations.
End Citizens United have been in the forefront in bringing to light the candidates, press, voters and elected leaders who use public finance for their interest. The group also reveals political candidates who buy votes so that they can secure positions in the government. Lack of integrity in the campaign finance makes the legal team fill litigation to the court for justice. End Citizens United fights with billionaires who are politicians and bring them to justice due to their rigid political systems. The organization doesn’t give room to candidates who use the money to buy off the election. Moreover, End Citizens United ensures the election and campaign finance team are neutral regardless of the political parties.
The group aims at eradicating the use of unlimited cash in politics and putting to an end the dark money. The goals and the objective of the organization will only work if the citizens elect pro-reform leaders. If the citizens use their constitutional rights to practice the real political power and address the issue of money in politics, the country will be in good shape and, the mission of the End Citizens United will be accomplished.
To overturn Citizens United, the group support campaign finance reforms in all its endeavors. End Citizens United work handily with the Democratic Party and its candidates who are faced with financial attacks from donors and people with their special political interest. Without the help of the End Citizens United who fights for the rights of the citizens, the political leaders can easily be manipulated by the power of money. The group supports Democrats because of their interest in people and their agenda to bring changes to the nation when they are elected. Democrats believe and serve according to the will of the citizens. They dedicate their time and services to their fellow Americans.
It will be fair for the independent voters to support leaders who are committed to reforms just like Republicans. Campaign finance system should not be like a trade it should be from one heart with no strings attached. The organization urges donors to contribute to the nation change but not for their good. End Citizens help in suggesting the flag bearers who have the democratic power to restore and overturn Citizens United. They are collecting funds for 2018 Congressional elections, and they are aiming to raise $ 35 million for the campaigns