Rocketship’s Commitment to Improving the Quality of Education

In the past, San Jose was a platform that facilitated the launching if the American dream as per a recent article in the Atlantic. According to a landmark study that was released in 2014 by Harvard University in conjunction with the University of California, most children that were born in San Jose’s low-income families during the 80s had a shot at being prosperous just as children born in socially progressive nations such as Denmark and Canada.

This is not the case in San Jose today as families find themselves in more desperate conditions. There is a visible segregation between the rich and poor communities. The middle-class jobs that were in abundance have long disappeared. The real estate industry is facing its set of challenges that have led to the skyrocketing of prices of housing units.

The remaining hope for this city is investing together in public education especially in the low-income neighborhoods and communities. Individuals teaching in these communities will attest to the fact that the way out of poverty in these communities is narrow and faced with a lot of hardship.

Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of America’s public charter schools that have made it their mission to improve the current quality of education in San Jose. They are accomplishing this by working with educators, teachers, various community organizations and parents to provide a vibrant ecosystem that will provide children learning in this communities with a pathway to institutions of higher learning.

According to studies that are conducted by the center for research on education outcomes (CREDO) in Stanford University, students learning the English language in San Jose’s poverty-stricken regions often achieve more than a month in supplementary learning when it comes to reading and math for each year they attend an excellent charter school. In San Jose, efforts are also being made to Improve the quality of education to students in these regions by Districts that include Alum Rock Union Elementary and Franklin-McKinley. Business leaders are currently providing a helping hand to these communities. Netflix CEO, for instance, committed $100 million to help improve the quality of education in these neighborhoods in America.

End Citizen United Endorses Fearless and Incorruptible Reformers in Executive Leadership Slots

Tiffany Muller, the President of End Citizen United, a political action committee whose role is to advocate for proper finance campaign systems makes a huge endorsement. The boss is in support of Senator Claire McCaskill’s re-election in Missouri. McCaskill is an eloquent speaker who does not shy away from addressing issues on electoral money expenditure and related transparency thereof. She is the voice of the people, a high profiled individual with great mass influence among people.

Senator McCaskill supports the Disclose Act and the constitutional amendment by the End Citizen United. This is with regards to financial systems during the campaign period and corrupting influence on the democracy of America. This follows a survey that showed 90% of Americans believe people with selfish interests control the government. End Citizen United surveys result tells 65% of voters to believe money in politics directly affect their lives. MacCaskill’s collaboration with ECU will bring together over 380,000 donors who will help beat the few people in government with malicious interests.

Congresswoman KyrstenSinema also gets the End Citizen United’s stamp of approval for the Senate seat in Arizona. She is a woman of character who wants the Washington to be accountable and transparent on money issues. It is alleged some big figures secretly manipulate election through monetary stunts. In her own words she says, Arizonans are tired of the system and being sold to special interest donors. She has openly criticized the electoral system and want big money on politics stopped.

Sinema share in the vision on End Citizen United which is to bring transparency in campaign funding and accountability. She voted against the bill to have mega-donor be concealed, and their fund is allowed into the economy. This endorsement comes with grassroots donations being activated to beat the mega-donors and hence bring electoral reforms. In 2015, ECU raised over $2 million from small donors through such a campaign.

About End Citizen United

It is a political Action Committee mandated to overrun the Supreme Court decision regarding campaign financing systems and counter bad governance. Grassroots donors solely fund it. It is currently engaging the United States’ government in electoral reforms and lobbies for support from anti-mega donor funding.

End Citizen United helps sensitize people on the influence of money in politics, foster electoral reforms, and conduct pro-reform laws’ campaign to help push the issue. Fundamentally, EUC would like to show influence money causes in politics through soliciting for funds from grassroots members. It is for persons oppressed by industry’s big fish and corporate interests groups who want things ruled in their favor despite it being unfair. EUC has a following of about 297,041 people on social media precisely Facebook.

About End Citizen United: actionnetwork.org/groups/end-citizens-united

Futurist Jason Hope Warns About Security Threats to IoT Devices

We now live in the age of information and connectivity. Because of the internet and many new innovations that take advantage of it, our world is getting smaller and smaller, also in a good way. Nowadays, because of connectivity, it’s much easier to research, meet another person from the other side of the world, gather information about a country before you go, etc. Nowadays, connectivity do not just let people connect to other people, it also allows you to connect to your devices at home, almost every one of them.

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to have smart TVs, smart lights, smart air conditioning. But more and more smart IoT devices are being developed. Just like smart bike locks, smart coffee makers, smart door locks, you name it. And all these devices sound good at first glance, but they are not just good; they are amazing for the development of society.

That is not to say that they do not come with risks. Do you remember the first time you had to connect your smart TV to Youtube or Netflix? You had to type in your account details of course to be able to log in. And typing your email and password in your computer isn’t risky if you have a really good anti-virus or anti-malware. The problem is your smart TV probably do not even have an anti-malware, but it is connected to the internet and it now contains your log-in details, and that really attracts hackers.

This is the type of threat that Jason Hope warns us about. Most IoT devices come with a software that is never updated from the time you purchased it, thus, it doesn’t keep up to date with the latest security threats like the latest malwares.

Jason Hope believes that as a consumer who buys a car, the car company has to make us sure that the car we are buying is safe. Tech companies also have the responsibility of making tech consumers feel safe, and thus Jason Hope encourages developers of IoT devices to allow their products to have automatic updates. Apart from that, he suggests that they should have a high quality anti-malware or anti-virus applications so that the device could ward off hack attempts in order to steal your private information. For more info about us: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SENS_Research_Foundation click here.

Jason Hope is a tech investor, philanthropist, and a futurist. He made a career with predicting technological advancements and how it affects the economy. Jason was born in Arizona where he got his MBA from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Greg Secker Stays With Forex

Greg Secker is a British businessman and philanthropist who staunchly defends forces trading as everyman’s niche. He says that the stock market is too volatile for most people to realistically handle simply because it is only open for a short period and trades in huge blocks.

On the other hand Forex is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has millions of traders constantly trading. This makes for a more open market and a trader can trade in smaller blocks lessening the risk.

Secker was instrumental in the development of the Virtual Trading Desk while working at Thomas Cook Financial Services. He learned all about trading Forex while working at Mellon Financial Corporation when he rubbed elbows with some world-class Forex traders there. Secker states that a good strategy is necessary to trade Forex and you have to know when to get out of a trade. A good rule of thumb is to never invest more than 1 percent of the cash you have on hand in order to minimize losses.

He relates that sometimes women are better traders than men because they have no problem dumping a trade that is going bad. Men seem to think that it is a sign of their masculinity to hold on and “win” but that kind often loses.

Secker did very well on his own trading Forex, enough so that he retired from Mellon Financial where he was a Vice President to set up his own forex desk at his house. He did even better and formed Knowledge to Action, a marketing company to sell “how to” programs to would be forex traders. With that company he won many awards and made a lot of money.

Greg Secker says that anyone with a little money and some discipline can learn to trade in the foreign exchange markets. They are always open and you can be in business from anywhere in the world. While the material is a learning curve for most people, so is any career where you have a job to do. You have to be knowledgeable in order to do anything, so most people can pick up enough knowledge to do well in forex.