What do you think we should do about the education crisis today? Is college worth the value? What about an MBA or law degree? My readers ask me these questions every single day, and I respond to each and every one of them. This time here it’s my turn to ask the question. WHY DOES EDUCATION MATTER TO YOU?
This is the question we will soon being asking the world. Staring next week in our Education Matters campaign.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve gone out personally and asked over 100 people this very question. We have videos and/or written stories from most of them. We’ll publish these stories in one short week, totally free to read, to share and most importantly to use to start the conversation.
Don’t be fooled by this 90 second video. It took more work than you think to get it to you, so I’m encouraging you to take a few minutes to check it out. And next week, we’ll share all the videos and written pieces,. And I’ll ask all of you personally to share your education stories with our site.
Think of us like the LGBT ItGetsBetter Project, except we are focused on Education. We want to tell the world that education DOES matter.
At the Education Matters Project, we believe that our future belongs to a generation that is passionate about learning and believes that education DOES matter. See below for a few early voices from our movement.
(Video includes 2 former NFL players, 1 Rose Bowl NCAA coach, 3 Teach for America Corp alumni, 3 MLT Fellows, 1 gentleman who ran for Congress, 2 Education Pioneers alumni, and a couple of people with REALLY great stories of overcoming the odds.)