For most of us, the traditional notion of the “American Dream” – and what it symbolizes in countries around the world – begins with hard work and education and leads to opportunity and a flourishing future. However, in our ever-evolving global economy, the opportunities my generation had are so much more elusive for today’s college-age students and young professionals, many of whom are saddled with debt and ill-equipped to launch careers to set themselves up for a successful future.
I am the product of a very bold leadership decision. The first president of Tunisia, Bourguiba, who came into power in 1956, decided to invest an expanded portion of the country’s GDP into education. Many people protested – after all, what use could schooling be to a...
His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, the former President of Tanzania and member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission), has concluded a very successful two-day visit to Uganda on behalf of the Commission....
Together, EI and the Education Commission have highlighted the following seven key areas where the report supports and addresses the needs of teachers:
In this interview, James Chau of CCTV, asks UN Special Envoy for Education and Commission Chair, Gordon Brown, about the recommendations in our report. Learn more about creating a...
Over the last 15 years, the number of students worldwide has increased by some 243 million, a reflection of governments’ commitment to expanding access to education.
Half of today’s jobs will be automated by 2050. HALF. Read more from the conversation on Medium’s Bright blog.
Alibaba Executive Chairman and Commissioner Jack Ma convenes the inaugural Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou, China to discuss, among other topics, moving toward global education. Joining Mr. Ma will be Commission Chair Gordon Brown who will speak at a plenary session and on the education panel.
Advocating for a global education ecosystem “comprised of new partnerships between bilateral and multilateral donors, the philanthropic community, and global organizations” is Wendy Kopp, the CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All and Founder of Teach For America.
Speaking with Devex, Commissioner Julia Gillard discusses the excitement around a “new information and data journey” and the need to expand education access and quality.