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Education as the Silver Bullet

Jaime Casap

  • Google Education Senior Evangelist
  • Google, Inc.

We all agree that education can be the silver bullet for millions of students around the world. We all understand that education can change the destiny of a family in just one generation. In the U.S. for example, the data shows us that the impact of education on overall earnings is five times greater than race or gender impacts. So if you are a poor black or Latino student growing up in the United States, your greatest chance to escape the cycle of poverty is education.

Yet the numbers of those students who graduate high school are dismal. The numbers for those who go to college and graduate are even worse. During this session, we are going to explore some insights to improve the odds for all students and the role technology can play in this effort.

Born and raised as a first-generation American to a single mother on welfare in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, Jaime Casap understands and appreciates the power of education in changing the destiny of a family in just one generation. His mission is to make sure that education continues to be the silver bullet as it was for him.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
(breakfast will be provided)