Enhancing Public Education

September 22, 2015
Hosted by Nancy Lin

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U.S. students are improving in math and science, but are still lagging behind their counterparts in many other countries. One of the reasons for the poor performance is funding inequality. About half of our education funding for public schools comes from local property taxes, resulting in large disparities in funding between wealthy and impoverished communities. This is a sharp contrast to the situations in other developed countries where school districts typically receive equal funding on the basis of the number of students enrolled, regardless of local wealth. Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is pioneering new solutions to help students and teachers meet these challenges. The foundation has helped students achieve dramatic improvement in math and science. In this episode, Muhammed Chaudhry, President and CEO for SVEF, will discuss their approach to help students achieve their full potential in the critical areas.


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“Business Reinvention with Nancy Lin” keeps you up to date on emerging trends and business innovations that could transform your industry. The show helps you make sense of new technologies and business models to understand their implications. Nancy Lin is a thoughtful and engaging host with a knack for asking questions that draw out unexpected insights. Her in-depth interviews with experts empower you to think innovatively and offer you inspiration and business lessons.

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin is an executive coach, a business consultant and the founder of Change Agent SF (www.changeagentsf.com). She works with leaders at fast-growing companies to transform the way they look at their business and leadership. She helps companies align people strategy with their business strategy. Nancy brings to her executive coaching and podcast a strong understanding of business, having worked for Yahoo, DHL, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsi. Her insightful probing approach and passion to unleash potential helped companies uncover hidden opportunities, topple conventional thinking and achieve growth in US and international markets. Through the online radio show, she continues to encourage innovative thinking and empowers the audience to overcome their business challenges.

Nancy’s diverse experience also includes international development work, training impoverished farmers in rural Tanzania and expanding professional midwifery education for young indigenous women in Mexico. She is a motivational speaker and has spoken at Google, Visa and HP. Some of her articles are available at BizReinvention dot com.

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