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Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Secretary of Education Nominee

CLAIM

Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, has no education degree or teaching experience, has never attended a public school or sent her children to one, and supports the funding of for-profit Christian schools over public ones; she got the job because she donated $9.5 million to Trump’s campaign. See Example(s)

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Collected via e-mail, November 2016

Information on Betsy DeVos on Facebook true? That she doesn t have a degree in Education. She sent all her kids to home school. That she didn t attend public school. That she is against Public Education.

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ORIGIN

On 23 November 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his nominee for the position of Secretary of Education, 58-year-old Betsy DeVos. who is described by the Washington Post as a Michigan billionaire and conservative activist.

DeVos is a former chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party. Her husband, Amway heir Dick DeVos Jr. ran as the Republican candidate for governor of the state in 2006. She currently chairs the American Federation for Children, an organization that promotes school choice in the form of education vouchers, scholarship tax credits, and the like.

“I am honored to accept this responsibility to work with the President-elect on his vision to make American education great again,” DeVos said:

The status quo in education is not acceptable. Together, we can work to make transformational change that ensures every student in America has the opportunity to fulfill his or her highest potential.

Reactions to her nomination were sharply divided. Conservative Republican Senator Lamar Alexander called DeVos an excellent choice. National Education Association (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen Garcia said the Trump administration s choice of DeVos shows just how out of touch it is with the education system.

The deeply partisan Internet meme displayed above sarcastically presents DeVos qualifications for the job as a list of negatives, claiming, for example, that she doesn t believe in public education, never attended a public school in her life, and has never worked in a school setting. We ll examine the veracity of each claim individually:

True. DeVos (born Elizabeth Prince) is the daughter of the late Edgar Prince, a wealthy industrialist, sister of Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater USA, and wife of Dick DeVos, entrepreneur and heir to the fortune of Amway founder Richard DeVos, valued at about $6 billion. With her husband, she co-owns the Windquest Group. a technology investment firm.

Donated $9.5 million to Trump s campaign?

False. Though DeVos and family are longtime contributors to the Republican Party, she did not support Donald Trump s candidacy in the 2016 election.

No education degree?

True. DeVos does have a degree, just not in education; she graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a bachelor s degree in business administration and political science. She wouldn t be the first Secretary of Education to take office without a degree in the subject, however. Margaret Spellings, George W. Bush s education secretary from 2005 to 2009, had a degree in political science. Bill Clinton s education secretary, Richard W. Riley, had a law degree.

No experience working in a school environment?

True. Apart from serving as chairperson of the investment business she owns with her husband, DeVos work experience has revolved around philanthropy and political advocacy, though much of that pertained to educational issues. Again, however, DeVos wouldn t be the first education secretary to take office without having worked in schools.

Never attended public school or state university?

True. DeVos attended private K-12 schools and a private high school (Holland Christian High School) in Holland, Michigan, then went to a private Christian college (Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan).

Never put her own children in public school?

True. (According to Associated Press. which reported that none of Betsy and Rick DeVos four children attended public schools.)

Does not believe in or support public education?

Mixture. Based on her statements, DeVos advocates on behalf of school choice, meaning she believes all families should have access to more educational options than just public schools. That doesn t, on the face of it, preclude support for public education, though DeVos critics would argue that redirecting public monies to private schools via vouchers or other schemes is tantamount to defunding the public school system. According to a DeVos family spokesperson interviewed by The Detroit News. members of the family have given millions of dollars to the Grand Rapids Public Schools over the years.

Believes that public school teachers are overpaid?

Undetermined. We haven t unearthed any public statements by her to that effect, although a conservative think tank with which her family is aligned has expressed that view.

Supports for-profit education?

True. At least, insofar as DeVos favors the proliferation of charter schools, some of which are organized as for-profit businesses.

Invested $200 million in Christian schools and organizations?

Undetermined. Through their nonprofit organization, the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Betsy and her husband have given tens of millions of dollars to a great many schools and organizations, some of which are identified as Christian. For 12 years running, for example, the foundation donated between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to Potter s House. a nonprofit Christ-centered elementary school serving underprivileged children in Grand Rapids, Michigan. But they have also contributed large amounts to the Van Andel Institute (VAI), scientific research and education facility, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among many others.

Doggedly advocates funneling money out of public education and into for-profit, Christian-based education?

Partly true. As noted above, DeVos has long been an advocate for school choice, which does involve, to some extent, funneling money away from public schools and toward private educational options, including for-profit and Christian-based schools.

On 7 February 2017, the Senate approved Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie vote.



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Millions of men use testosterone therapies to treat “low-T”, the natural decline in testosterone production that occurs with age.

As the body produces less testosterone, men begin to feel tired. They may be moody. They may also gain weight and lose muscle mass.

Testosterone commercials, for brands such as AndroGel, promise to reverse the effects of “low-T”. The ads show a good looking man riding into the sunset, in a classic convertible, with a pretty woman. These commercials are effective. AndroGel and other “low-T” treatments are projected to become a five billion industry in the next few years. Men believe that drugs like AndroGel can restore their energy and youth. They are demanding prescriptions from their doctors. Unfortunately, many men are being put at risk. Because of this, you may be eligible to take part in a Testosterone class action lawsuit.

Testosterone Treatments Linked to Serious Side Effects

On Jan. 31, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would be investigating using prescription testosterone products. The FDA made this announcement after the publication of two studies that linked low testosterone treatment to an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), heart attacks, stroke, or even death.

  • The National Cancer Institute conducted a study of more than 55,000 men who had low testosterone. The study found that some men using prescription testosterone therapies have an increased risk of suffering heart attacks and other cardiac problems. Men over the age of 65 had double the risk of heart attack in the first three months of low-T treatments. Younger men with existing heart conditions were also at risk of cardiac problems. The study was published in January 2014 in the online medical journal, PLOS/ONE.
  • Another second study was originally intended to determine if testosterone treatment could help older men build muscle mass and improve health. The study was discontinued when researchers found a 30% increase in strokes, heart attacks and deaths in the men undergoing testosterone therapy. This study was published in November 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

It’s Not Just AndroGel

Testosterone treatments are available as gels, creams, patches, pellets, tablets and injections. Brand names include:
  • Gels: AndroGel (Abbvie), Bio-T-Gel (Teva Pharmaceuticals), Fortesta (Endo Pharmaceuticals), Testim (Auxilium Pharmaceuticals)
  • Creams: Axiron (Lilly USA, LLC),
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  • Pellets: Testopel (Auxilium Pharmaceuticals)
  • Tablets: Striant (Auxilium Pharmaceuticals)
  • Injections: Delatestryl (Endo Pharmaceuticals), Depo-Testosterone (Unigen Life Sciences)

Each of these products may increase a man’s risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

Are you eligible to take part in a Testosterone class action lawsuit?

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If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke or other serious side effect while on testosterone therapy, you may be eligible to take part in a Testosterone class action lawsuit against the drug manufacturers. Call The Testosterone Injury Hotline at (888) 808-1340 to talk to a member of our drug safety team and demand accountability for your injury.

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Pickup Truck Rental

There are so many reasons why a pickup truck can be helpful. Moving, buying big items or, moving mulch in the summer are just a few of the reasons to use a pickup truck. The problem is that some people only need these trucks every once in a while, so it does not make good sense to buy one of your own. The good thing is that you can use the Affordable Moves database to find a host of different rental companies that rent trucks.

A pickup truck rental is so easy. All you need to do is decide which type of truck you need, and then get looking. The companies will give you all of the information you need to rent a truck. You can go to most places of business and rent one immediately. It is really easy to rent large and small pickup trucks with the help of the companies listed at Affordable Moves.

When you go to rent a pickup truck, you will have many options to choose from. You may want to talk to the friendly associates to help you choose the right one for the job. During the rental process, you will need to provide your license and some pertinent information. Once that process is completed, you will be able to take out the best pickup truck for the job and get your project started.

Many people only need to use these trucks to get somewhere. They may be moving someone’s belongings for them or doing some other type of project. There is the possibility of a one way pickup truck rental as well. When you are finished using the truck, you just have to drop it off at a predetermined location. It really is a hassle-free and simple way to rent a truck.



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Medical Billing and Coding Undergraduate Certificate

The healthcare industry depends on skilled, qualified medical insurance biller and coders to accurately record, register and track patient accounts. Recently, the United States has changed from the International Classification of Diseases version 9 (ICD-9) coding standards to ICD-10 standards – DeVry has kept pace with this change and offers courses that can prepare you for the new disease classifications. Earn an undergraduate certificate in Medical Billing and Coding from DeVry University to help prepare for this evolving industry.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.

Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

This course provides a “road map” perspective of human body structure and function. Topics include cell structure and function, and a survey of all major systems of the human body. The connections and inter-working relationships among systems are introduced. Lab work includes computer exercises and simulation activities, as well as observation related to topics covered.

Fundamentals of Pathophysiology

Students develop a foundational knowledge of the pathogenesis and clinical manifestation of disease in order to work effectively with health data and communicate with healthcare providers. Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and mechanisms of human disease are integrated at a basic level of understanding. Students apply knowledge to examples and practice scenarios involving the classification and analysis of disease states.

Pharmacology and Medical Treatment

This course surveys indications for the use of commonly prescribed pharmaceutical treatments. Terminology and classifications of drugs and their effects on human body systems are reviewed. Uses of surgical interventions and non-drug therapeutic treatments are also explored, in the context of addressing patient diagnoses and conditions. Students apply knowledge gained to practice examples.

Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems

This course covers history, organization and current issues in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Interrelationships among system components and care providers are explored. Licensing, accrediting and regulatory compliance activities are discussed, as are the importance of financial and quality management, safety and security, and the role of health information professionals. The evolution, major application types and emerging trends in health information systems are explored.

Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab

Knowledge of clinical classification systems is expanded through presentation of principles of current procedural terminology (CPT-4 or most current version), used to code procedures performed by healthcare providers. Through practice exercises, students assign procedure codes and apply guidelines for assignment of evaluation and management (E/M) codes and modifiers to case examples. The purpose and use of the healthcare common procedure coding system (HCPCS) are reviewed. Application of coding principles to an electronic record system is explored.

Why Get Started at DeVry?

Whether you are looking to get started in healthcare as a medical coder or biller, or if you plan to eventually pursue a bachelor’s degree, a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding can be the first step.

  • Use Medical Billing and Coding as a stepping stone to a more advanced opportunities
  • DeVry University offers the flexibility of online courses
  • Our team of career services professionals at DeVry University consistently engages with employers to help our graduates with their career search
  • DeVry University is committed to offer you the highest quality of education and student care to help ensure the successful completion of your program

Certified Coding Associate (CCA®) Exams

The knowledge and skills embedded in the Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Billing and Coding can help to provide students with a basis for taking external industry certification exams, including the Certified Coding Associate exam.

The CCA designation has been a nationally accepted standard of achievement in the health information management (HIM) field since 2002. The CCA credential distinguishes coders by exhibiting commitment and demonstrating coding competencies and professional capability across all settings, including both hospitals and physician practices.

Because we support your goals in the Medical Billing and Coding field, DeVry will pay for one CCA certification exam per eligible student. Before taking the exam, Medical Billing Coding program applicants may elect to take the Coding Practicum and Review course at no tuition charge. While this course is not required for the program and does not award any credit hours, the course is designed to help prepare students for the CCA exam. Talk to your Student Support Advisor for details, prerequisites and eligibility requirements.

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Want to learn how to navigate today’s tech-infused, dynamic and interconnected workplaces? Take the TechPath. Specially designed to help you gain the kinds of applied tech skills that are crucial in more and more companies today 1. each TechPath class is powered by a learning rubric developed at DeVry called People-Process-Data-Devices, or P2D2. And because we believe TechPath is so important for our students and for helping to close the applied tech skills gap in this country, we’re offering our TechPath associates and bachelor’s degree programs to new students at a 20% savings 2 .

1 Exploring America’s Tech Skills Gap and the Parallel Deficits of Applied Tech Skills and Hard Tech Skills, by The Career Advisory Board: http://careeradvisoryboard.org/research/technology-skills-gap-survey

2 TechPath Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs are offered to new students at the cost of $487 per credit hour, which is 20% lower than our Non TechPath rate at $609. 20% savings is applicable to those who apply after 4/21/2017. New TechPath pricing savings do not apply to certificate programs.

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About the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education

The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education s mission is quality assurance: serving the public by accrediting naturopathic medical education programs that voluntarily seek recognition that they meet or exceed CNME s standards. Students and graduates of programs accredited or preaccredited (candidacy) by CNME are eligible to apply for the naturopathic licensing examinations administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE), and are generally eligible for state and provincial licensure in the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1978, CNME is accepted as the programmatic accrediting agency for naturopathic medical education by the four-year naturopathic colleges and programs in the United States and Canada, by the American and Canadian national naturopathic professional associations, and by NABNE. CNME advocates for high standards in naturopathic education, and its grant of accreditation to a program indicates prospective students and the public may have confidence in the educational quality of the program. The U.S. Secretary of Education recognizes CNME as the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D. or N.M.D.) or Doctor of Naturopathy (N.D.) degree.

CNME s Handbook of Accreditation . containing CNME s standards, policies, procedures, and governing documents, is available for $20 (U.S.), prepaid. Or, download a free PDF version of the handbook. (123 pages, 1MB pdf file) The PDF file may be opened and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download.

CNME also approves accredited naturopathic medicine programs (ND programs) to offer under their auspices postdoctoral training programs in naturopathic medicine. These programs, referred to as residencies, provide licensed naturopathic physicians with advanced training in the practice of naturopathic medicine and, in some cases, an opportunity to assist in the clinical instruction of ND students. The CNME Handbook for Naturopathic Medicine Residency Programs contains CNME s standards for residency programs. You may download a free PDF version of the handbook. (31 pages, 425KB pdf file)

For information on the salary range for naturopathic residents, please refer to the National Survey of Naturopathic Residency Salaries 2015-2016 . You may download a PDF version of the survey. (27KB PDF file).

CNME is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and abides by ASPA s Code of Good Practice. CNME is also a member of the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada.

The accredited and candidate naturopathic medicine programs, as well as the certified residency programs, are listed on the links page. After accessing the links page, click the name of the program or its logo to go to the Website for the college or university that offers the program.

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