18 Aug '11, 7am

Twelve Ways To Use Entrepreneurial Thinking To Help Our Schools

by Michael Feuer, author of “The Benevolent Dictator “ In past economic downturns, it was the private sector that bore the brunt of company closings or huge layoffs. Today’s downturn has a twist. Not only is the private sector suffering, but huge budget deficits mean the government sector is feeling the pain as well. And that means America’s educators — a group of professionals — are facing deeper budget cuts and more extensive layoffs than they’ve seen in years. Yes, budget battles in state and local governments have led to extreme, never-before-seen cuts in education budgets — thousands of teacher layoffs and the slashing of music, athletic, gifted, and other programs. What’s worse, these cuts come at a time when the U.S. is struggling to keep up with its international counterparts in math and science, and students across the country are failing to receive the opportunit...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/08/18/twelve-ways-to-us...

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