Co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, is encouraging going cold turkey. Instead of fighting the war against drug addiction, the vice here is conservatism, being ordinary and taking the safe route in life.
Having a sense of purpose is also a key ingredient for student success. If students can connect what they are learning to a positive future for themselves they are far more likely to do what it takes to succeed in school.
Seniors embody a vast reservoir of skills, talent and wisdom that we gratuitously salute but do not harness for productive roles. How can seniors save American education and insure a 21st century-ready workforce?
I encourage my fellow Americans, regardless of your parental status or direct utilization of our tax supported public educational system, to consider making a personal commitment to public education in your community.