Talk about a poor investment in our future... My sister teaches in the NYC Public High Schools. Coming from a long line of educators, I have forever been shocked at how little teachers are paid in this country. If salaries are evidence of how our culture values something, it's clear no one is really concerned about education. It only makes sense to put our greatest emphasis on education.
Girl Effect is a new social action organization based around the idea that when you empower one girl to have the opportunity to participate in her society, powerful social and economic change results. It's also a nice bit of text animation too, from NY animation house Curious Pictures. I not only like this idea, but I like how well they have personalized social change and used the internet. It's been demonstrated how well microloans work, particularly with women in developing economies, to facilitate social change. Here, they also bring hope.