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High Schools are Obsolete

Teaching Kids What They Need To Know

Thank you for that kind introduction. I also want to thank you, Governor Warner, and your fellow gov ernors, for your leadership in hosting this education summit on America's high schools. It is rare to bring together people with such broad responsibilities and focus their attention on one single issue. But if there is one single issue worth your focused attention - it is the state of America's high schools.

Many of us here have stories about how we came to embrace high schools as an urgent cause. Let me tell you ours.

Everything Melinda and I do through our foundation is designed to advance equity. Around the world, we believe we can do the most by investing in health - especially in the poorest countries.

Here in America, we believe we can do the most to promote equity through education.

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