John Legend is our inspirational cover story on the “Education in America” publication in the Chicago Sun-Times Friday, June 3rd. Here is a sneak peak to his insight on the subject;

“Many of our schools are literally and figuratively crumbling, and we’re not giving kids, especially low-income and minority kids, the chance to succeed,” says Legend. “It’s the reality that where a child is born, what color that child is, and/or how much money that child’s parents make determines the quality of his or her education and life prospects. That’s not just, that’s not fair, that’s not right.” - John Legend


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Art des Textes: verschieden, Berichte, Interviews, Advertorials
Länge: etwa 6-8 Texte
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If your goal is to make sure people in the Sahel, or any of Africa’s poorest communities, have enough food to live, the best approach is to help farmers improve their irrigation techniques, offer them access to drought-tolerant seeds, and develop community-led savings groups that help entire towns build and store assets. An emergency is less likely to become a disaster when communities have what they need to take care of themselves.
—  Helene Gayle, President & CEO of CARE in Mediaplanet’s “Investing in Africa” report which appeared in the June 29, 2012 issue of USA Today.
Unionized Labour -- Mediaplanet’s Newest Issue

“With nearly 30 percent of the Canadian population engaged in unionized work, organized labour is a driving force in Canada’s economy. With a special focus on the economy and the role of workplace diversity in Canada, this campaign will inform Canadians on the positive impact organized labour has on the country as a whole.“

Articles include:

Unionized Labour [website]

The Big Deal: A Glance at Big Data Trends for 2015

Mediaplanet: For readers who aren’t acquainted with your work, why is big data better data? Kenneth Cukier: Society has always had information and it has always been growing—that’s not new. However today’s powerful computers and troves of data never existed before. That is new.