In today's educational landscape there are a lot of players vying for influence over the future of America's P-20 educational system. Of these players, none have been as influential as the "Billionaire Boys Club."
During this last week, emotions ran high for high school seniors. Many couldn't focus on critically important final exams or projects, because they were awaiting college admissions decisions as dozens of colleges across America released early decision or early action notifications.
Success is your net-worth. Your net-worth not being your financial possessions, but your net-worth being the number of lives you've changed. So maybe even instead of calling it just being your "net-worth," it's also called your "network."
It's not that the folks in one part of the country eat healthier than the others, but I come from a place in the South where if you slow down for a yellow light, we will deep fry your car.
Billionaire Bill Gates really wants the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for "mass" education.
The Greatest Generation after World War II was created not only by their own grit, but also through major public investments in their prosperity. A similar investment is required for the next generation to rise to their full potential. Why should our greatest generation be behind us?
A few days ago, Google announced that it will donate $2 for every $1 people donate to nonprofits such as Médecins Sans Frontières and Save the Children in the fight against Ebola. As well-intentioned as this campaign might be, short-lived charity donations are not what is necessary to successfully eradicate the Ebola virus.
When Britain is congratulated for doing something extraordinary you want to hear what it is we've done... Mr Gates robustly applauded the UK's historic contributions to global health through its strong commitment to overseas aid. This can be seen with the UK's current response to the Ebola crisis. But he particularly highlighted the UK's remarkable contribution to the huge progress made in tackling malaria - the oldest and deadliest disease - which in the past 15 years has seen child deaths cut in half and over three million young lives saved.
As I type I am surrounded by thousands of people working to fight against the myriad diseases that plague mankind. This is the 63rd annual meeting o...
Success is not an overnight phenomenon. It requires a unique set of skills built over time. While there is no manual outlining what makes someone successful, the most successful entrepreneurs in the world seem to share these 7 habits.
Not surprisingly, economic inequality is growing in the United States. From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation, inflation-adjusted, grew by 937 percent, while the typical worker's compensation over that same period grew by only 10 percent.
The Ebola scare provides a cane to help the conservatives who lack any real ideas limp through elections pretending they care for people's best interests. But Americans are not that naive.
Horrific outcomes predicted by generational accountants and economic doomsayers will not come true as foreseen, partly because the generations over age fifty shift paradigms, create new industries, abolish others, and ultimately reshape the social and economic landscape.
An Open Letter to Bill Gates and Kevin Roberts Dear Bill and Kevin, The people of the world are ready for one of the biggest innovations eve...
How do we make malaria fashionable? That's the question malariologists, global health professionals, fundraisers and activists have been asking themselves ever since. Clearly numbers alone do not sway public interest.
When I read the tweets that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had stepped down, an enduring lyric jumped to mind. I tweeted back: The day the music died.