October 2013

Watch best-selling author Amanda Ripley moderate a discussion with some of America’s top CEOs on the need for higher academic standards, featuring Jorge L. Benitez, Chief Executive (United States) and Senior Managing Director (North America), Accenture; Frederick Humphries, Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Corporation; Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil; Joe Tucci, CEO, EMC.

American students must be able to compete with their peers across the country – not to mention the rest of the world. However, when compared internationally, students from the United States aren’t performing as well as students in other countries, most of which spend far less per pupil. (more…)