If timing is everything, than the timing of Mr. Sorkin's article becomes ever so curious coming just one week after the publication of these humungous sums. There he was, as so often before, trying to steer our focus from the excesses of Wall Street's "Big Money" parade.
Rising geopolitical tensions and high oil prices are continuing to help renewable energy find favor amongst investors and politicians. Yet how much faith should we place in renewables to make up the shortfall in fossil fuels?
Let's not wait another 50 years to reform the primary and secondary education systems in this country, because we can't afford not to. Let's start now.
People both for and against Khan Academy tend to portray the issues involved as black or white. But like most things in life, they are many shades of grey.
I was a potential lemon, but I had the will and desire to change and others had the same commitment to help me. Yet there are many teachers who lack that will and who never improve year after year.
Today I stumbled upon one of the most intense videos I've seen in my short life. As a mother of a three month old, I would die, now and here, to spare...
During my six years of teaching middle school in a major urban school system, I never worked with a consistent team of teachers that provided high quality instruction all year long.
If Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had had any idea what the latest Gates Foundation project would find, would he have gambled so heavily on test-driven policies in Race to the Top and his other "teacher quality" reforms?
So where are the opportunities? If we look at the traditional sectors, energy, construction and transportation one of the biggest things that leaps out to me is the idea of substituting and replacing raw materials using one thing that humans seem to be able to produce in abundance -- waste.
I go to India at least once a year to see the progress of the work our foundation is doing there and I'm always struck by two things -- the dynamism of the place, and the tremendous need. Unfortunately, the former doesn't cancel the latter out.
Co-authored with analyst Maximilian Lichtenheld of HIP Investor. Warren Buffett is known as the "Oracle of Omaha," but does his view towards sustaina...
Meteorologist Jeffrey Masters said it's not clear if global warming is the culprit behind the U.S. weather, but "... over the last couple of years, it's really not the atmosphere I know anymore."
Foundations wield enormous power in defining problems and determining solutions. In Detroit, as in much of the country, this is especially clear in the education of our children.
During the World Economic Forum, I had the pleasure of spending time with Dominik Tomičević from Croatia; Jason Wakizaka from the United States; Fra...
President Obama, who I support, has encouraged even more primitive, bubble-in educational malpractice than President Bush did. But, in his State of th...
We know we can end AIDS. It was a pretty good year and an absolutely astounding decade.