- The strength
of our nation depends on the strength of our schools, especially
those in large urban districts that serve so many of our children.
Broad Prize finalist districts are doing what some say is
impossible -- improving students' performance, regardless
of their race or family income -- while at the same time closing
persistent achievement gaps. Other urban districts nationwide
can learn a great deal from what is working in Broad Prize
Broad # Nation,
- I am
not a patient person. My friends and colleagues will confirm
this. But, frankly, we should all feel a little more impatient
with the state of public education in America today.
Broad # Patience,
- I can
imagine no more important contribution to our country's future
than a long-term commitment to improving urban K-12 public
Broad # Plan,
experienced leaders like these, who have stepped forward and
committed to the critical task of transforming urban school
systems, offer new promise to raising student achievement
for every student in our urban centers. We are excited to
train this new class with the skills necessary to effectively
manage an urban school district.
Broad # Talent,
- I have
never understood the importance of having children memorize
battle dates. It seems like such a waste of mental energy.
Instead, we could teach them important subjects such as How
the Mind Works, How to Handle Finances, How to Invest Money
for Financial Security, How to be a Parent, How to Create
Good Relationships, and How to Create and Maintain Self-Esteem
and Self-Worth. Can you imagine what a whole generation of
adults would be like if they had been taught these subjects
in school along with their regular curriculum?
Hay # Children,
if we give parents all the information they need and we improve
school meals and build brand new supermarkets on every corner,
none of that matters if when families step into a restaurant,
they can't make a healthy choice.
Obama # Information,
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