What would you do with $100 million?
There are very few people in the world who ever have to answer that question, and it usually revolves around winning the lottery.
I’m really not that greedy. I don’t have to win the super, mega, massive lottery. I’d be happy with the kind of super, pretty-big lottery. A million would do me just fine, thank you.
But what if I asked the same question and put a little twist on it?
This might not be as much fun as fantasizing about buying mansions and yachts, but it could be a little more productive.
So I’ll ask again.
What would you do with $100 million ... to fix education?
I’m going on the assumption that no one is going to argue when I say that it’s broken, but I’m sure there are some who will make the case for us having one of the best educational systems in the world. While that statement is true — because of the use of “one of” in the preceding sentence — it is still a sad state of affairs when the most powerful nation in the world ranks behind that of Cuba, Canada and all of the “‘stans” in literacy. That’s right, Kazakhstan has a higher literacy rate than the U.S.
Fast Company asked the same question, and came up with some answers.