Dick DeVos’ personal charter school – West Michigan Aviation Academy

One of the gravest problems that have confronted American education over the last 60-plus years have been the woefully inadequate performance of inner-city schools. Literally, trillions of dollars have been spent trying to re-mediate this intractable problem. Almost nothing has proven effective.   Everything has been tried. From desegregation to radical increases in the amount of funding spent per student to the creation of billion-dollar so-called magnet schools, education reformers have tried nearly everything that’s come to mind, wasting unbelievable amounts of money in the process, which has all come directly from the taxpayer.   But then came the DeVos family. Scions of the Amway fortune, the DeVoses have long held an intense interest in the role that education plays in the formation of a more productive society. In particular, Dick DeVos has spent a great deal of his philanthropic pursuits centered around education. Along with his wife, now Secretary of Education of the United States, Betsy DeVos, Dick DeVos and his family have collectively spent hundreds of millions of dollars of their own money and efforts to solve what has thus far appeared to be an unsolvable problem. They have sought to radically increase the performance of failing inner city schools throughout the state of Michigan.   As lifelong, active members of the Michigan Republican party, the DeVoses have cultivated a number of political foes. These people have been slow to admit that Dick DeVos may have personally found the Holy Grail of America’s education woes. He has personally developed a charter school model that has demonstrated successs in bringing inner-city children up to the same levels of their more privileged suburban counterparts. That charter school model is manifested in West Michigan Aviation Academy.   West Michigan Aviation Academy is an aviation-based charter school that caters to many of West Michigan’s most disadvantaged students. With more than 40 percent of its student body being eligible for reduced price or free lunches, West Michigan Aviation Academy has made available to inner-city students one of the most cutting-edge pedagogical programs in aeronautical sciences and aviation available anywhere in the world.   The school has had tremendous success. In a state where inner city children graduate from high school at barely more than 50 percent, West Michigan Aviation Academy has graduation rates approaching 100 percent. What’s more, disadvantaged students almost uniformly score in the top quintile of standardized state testing, a result that is almost unbelievably far removed from what would be expected from this demographic.   This is a truly remarkable result. DeVos, someone with absolutely no formal training in the design of educational courses, has apparently solved the problem that experts have not been able to solve with millions of man-hours and trillions of dollars. And he has done it without one cent of public funds.  

Beverly Hill Auto Group: BMW Models

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The Beverly Hills Auto Group provides some of the best in used luxury cars in NYC. The Beverly Hills Auto Group provides buyers with the option to test drive all of their vehicles before purchasing. This dealership provides potential buyers with a number of lenders that can get virtually anyone approved for a car loan. The Beverly Hills Auto Group has a huge selection of luxury cars from BMW’s to other European models. If you are looking for the best in used luxury vehicles, then The Beverly Hills Auto Group, is the right dealership for you.

The Triumphs Of David McDonald At OSI Group

Right after finishing his college education David McDonald joined OSI Industries as a junior staff not knowing that he would one day rise to the top and later steer the company to great success. His hard work enabled him to advance through the ranks to become its CEO quickly.

Having been born in the State of Iowa, David McDonald was raised in a big farm and attended school in the same State and would later go on to join Iowa State University. He finally graduated from the University with a degree in Animal Health before proceeding to join OSI Industries.

When he eventually became its President McDonald embarked at expanding the business through the acquisition of other companies so as to quickly penetrate new markets. He got himself involved in all the major decisions making the process that included strategizing on how to improve the company’s ability to move into new territories. Through this, David McDonald OSI Group was able to bring about an efficient communication system that enhanced the coordination of new business operations in other places with their central processing plants. This helped the company to be able to meet the demands of the both the local customers as well as those overseas in the new market that OSI Industries had expanded too.

The expansion of OSI industries to other countries has been credited to David McDonald visionary ambition. Through his leadership, he was able to steer OSI industries from just a small local company to an international company with many outlets in different parts of the world..

Under his reign, the OSI group was able to acquire Baho Food I the August of 2016 enabling the company to venture vastly into Europe establish its dominance. From this acquisition, OSI team was able to take over an additional five subsidiaries enabling to expand its processing into both Germany and Netherlands.

After the acquisition, President David McDonald went on to state that the purchase would allow OSI industries to broaden its abilities and capabilities and enable them to meet best and serve the ever evolving requirements of their customers. From all these successes that OSI Group has enjoyed through the time, it still yearns for more growth and success shortly.

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Jason Halpern’s JMH Development

JMH is a reputable company in the real estate sector. This company is credited with the development of many major commercial properties in the U.S. The company also has its foot print in the development of residential properties in America. In Manhattan, Miami Beach and Brooklyn, JMH pioneers in developing classy and distinct architectural structures.

Jason Halpern: Real Estate Entrepreneur

The human resource team at JMH conducts its due diligence from the very beginning to the time the construction is finalized. Whether it is construction in residential, commercial or mixed use properties, JMH is keen to deliver quality and enduring structures. As far as historic preservation of structures goes, the philosophy of the company is to enable the reuse of such structures through restoration.

Jason Halpern

Jason Halpern Real Estate Partner of Aloft Property

Jason, born in 1st January 1975, took over the management of the family business in 2010. He is also the director of Parametric Dining LLC, whose headquarters are in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today, the company has $500 million invested in New York state projects. Additionally, there is a property on 184 Kent that the company is turning from a warehouse to a 340 luxurious apartment complex.

Aloft South Beach

Working Team

Aloft South Beach is a project that was developed by Madden Real Estate in partnership with JMH. This project is a reuse of a historic structure: Motel Ankara. Apart from the reuse of the motel, there is a new story building adjacent to the restructured motel. This was the first new hotel, since 2009, to be opened in South Beach. In comparison to its competitors, this hotel is roomy and quite spacious. The construction work was assigned to Plaza Construction with ADD Inc. as the architect for the project.

Jason is Also Active in Modeling Industry

When talking to the media, Jason said that topping off of buildings was a milestone for the company and that it signaled the start of a new phase even as the company moves towards the finalizing the project. From the Aloft, Lake Pancoastis accessible along with the Collins canal. The location of the aloft will be such that the Miami beach is minutes away along with other recreation facilities such as art galleries, museums and many night clubs, boutiques, diners and restaurants.

At the aloft, there is a pool, a roof deck, a 24- hour fitness center and a meeting space to accommodate many people. The meeting space is such that it can accommodate both business and leisure gatherings. There is live and free access to upcoming artists and musicians. Bands also play at the Aloft.


Jason is passionate about philanthropy, which is why in 2015 he launched a partnership with Global water nonprofit charity. This partnership saw the JMH make many donations to help connect people in Ethiopia and Nepal with fresh drinking water. In this endeavor, the company also works with the relief Society of Tigray as well as with Slash.