Something We All Agree On: An Educated World is a Better Place

Whether we are looking at climate change, whether we are looking at AIDS, whether we are looking at war and conflict, the stem of it comes into making sure that people are educated.

I care a lot about education because I'm the product of education.  My parents sacrificed a lot to give me this education.  And as a result, I've seen numerous opportunities personally.  So when I travel around the world, I think in terms of the kids that I see in the slums of Kenya or in Ghana or in Nigeria or India for that fact, and you think "Okay how is that that we can make sure that these children have the best possible opportunity to do well in life?"

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