Head honchos from Gates, Helmsley and Albertson foundations were
on hand at EdVenture to hear and respond to anyone's 5-minute
pitch for a great education idea and fund it on the spot. No
10-page proposal, no string of unanswered emails, no sucking up.
Instead, an instantaneous $50,000 grant! Take a look at the
Anyway, I wasn't able to go because a very heavy Adirondack
chair dropped on top of my head, sending me out of commission
with a mild concussion. I lost my chance not only to rock climb
(which, to be honest, was a questionable choice), but also to
pitch an idea which I had absolutely no doubt NCTQ would have
won, and we are now $50,000 poorer for it.
In this New York Times column, Nicholas Kristof shines light on
the fact that, "...the best escalator to opportunity in America
is education...but the escalator is broken." He goes on to say:
"Fixing the education system is the civil rights challenge of
our era. A starting point is to embrace an ethos that was born
in America but is now an expatriate: that we owe all children a
fair start in life in the form of access to an education
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