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Why are some leaders better and more productive than others? While some people believe that you're either born a great leader or you're not, that's not really the case at all. Anyone can learn to be a better and more effective leader. Great leadership is all about doing a handful of things with the members of your team, consistently and well. Learn and apply these daily habits of exceptionally productive leaders. READ MORE
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US EDUCATION: NONSENSE VS FACTS
Bill Gates describes U.S. education as a system that is “broken” and Condoleeza Rice has called U.S. schools “a grave threat to national security". Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at N.Y.U., says these statements are "absolute, total nonsense"; data from U.S. Department of Education website shows:
*Test scores today on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) are the highest they have ever been in history for white, black, Hispanic, and Asian students.
*The graduation rates today are the highest they have ever been in history for white, black, Hispanic, and Asian students.
*U.S. adults in the age group 19-24, 90% have high school diplomas and only 8% have dropped out of high school.
*The U.S. drop-out rate is the lowest it has ever been in history.
*The U.S. is number one amongst all the advanced nations in child poverty.
*On the most recent Program of International Student Assessment (PISA) the U.S. students in low-poverty schools were number one in the world.
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