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“Truly important”insights: Bill Gates reviews Change.edu

Posted by News Editor on January 22, 2012

Bill Gates—the renowned innovator and entrepreneur who is best known these days for his groundbreaking philanthropy in the health and education sectors—wrote a review in The Washington Post :

In “Change.edu,” Andrew Rosen calls for greater relevance, access, accountability and transparency in higher education. He builds a persuasive case that many non-traditional students— such as working adults, parents and those at risk of dropping out — are not well served by traditional institutions. New approaches, he argues, are critical to ensure that more people have the opportunity to obtain college degrees.

As chief executive of Kaplan, Inc., a for-profit educational services company, Rosen offers a prescription that will rankle some traditionalists in academia. But I find his insights truly important for the debate on what needs to be done to improve the success of post-secondary education in America.

You can read Bill Gates’ full review at The Washington Post (subscription required). Or, read it on Bill’s blog—the gates notes—which also showcases news about his latest philanthropic and business endeavors and essays on topics ranging from health and education reform to energy and economic development; it’s a must read site!



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