The business community has a lot of interest in how the nation’s education system is performing. After all, companies are the eventual consumer of the education system. So, does business believe our education system is living up to its potential? No.
The most lucrative and safest investment in the world – almost guaranteed to deliver outstanding financial returns as well as improving civic well-being and economic development – is to invest in the economic and social empowerment of women.
Poverty levels are well documented in India, and it is estimated that the country is home to at least one-third of the world’s poor.
As our political leaders take stock of where we stand in 2013—both as individual states and as a nation—we are hearing a consistent message: jobs, our economy and education are inextricably linked.
The Chicago Public Schools’ battle with its teachers union over school reform has been headline news for the better part of the last six months. One of the reforms Mayor Rahm Emanuel has implemented is new teacher evaluations partially based on student achievement.