Jill Buck is the Founder and Executive Director of the Go Green Initiative and is also the owner of Buck Consulting. Jill lives with her family in Pleasanton, California. Full Bio
By: Jill Buck
Every generation needs leaders, and not all of them will come from affluent, private schools. Many of the next generation’s leaders will come from public schools, and one woman and her colleagues are on a mission to ensure that their public school delivers citizen-leaders who are prepared for the challenges they will face in the 21st century. This week on Go Green Radio, we will talk with Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, who is the founder of the Academy of Global Citizenship. This brand new public school is located on the south side of Chicago, and most of its students are from low income households. Listen in to learn how Sarah Elizabeth has been able to engage parents, community leaders and generous donors to create a new template for public education that integrates multicultural awareness and environmental stewardship. For more information, check out the website at: http://www.agcchicago.org/.
Here is a great video with more from Sarah...
Ken Luna - Jun 17, 10 - 9:11 pm
Perhaps an even better way to phrase this is that the vast majority of them won't come from private schools at all. They'll come from public schools. Did you know that only 10% of the CEO's of Fortune 500 companies come from the Ivy Leagues. The rest overwhelmingly come from state schools. And usually small, relatively unknown ones at that.
Jill Buck - Jun 17, 10 - 9:40 pm
As a product of public schools, and mother of three kids in public schools, I say "Right on!" to Kenny's comment. We should expect nothing less from our schools and nothing less from our wonderful kids. Thank you, Mr. Luna - our favorite middle school science teacher from Long Island - for this awesome comment!