Get Your Child to the Top: Help Your Child Succeed at School and Life (Paperback)

Help Your Child Succeed at School and Life

By Megan Lisa Jones

Laernn, 9780615763347, 274pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

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Forward by Richard J. Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles and California Secretary For Education. From Publisher's Weekly: Jones .."..provides a comprehensive overview of the strategies and tactics that modern parents can use to address the subpar American educational system and give their children the ability to get ahead in a challenging global economy." How do children succeed today? Our world is undergoing dizzying change comparable to the Industrial Revolution or introduction of the printing press. The globe truly has become flat and workers struggle to adapt as jobs are outsourced, industries rise and fade in a heartbeat and opportunities increasingly go to the more educated and skilled. Education is not keeping up with the changing realities our children face as they graduate into a weak job market, breakdown of traditional career paths and new industries. Yet children are also more than the sum of what they know. Values, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, continued learning, innovation and passion are too often never part of any curriculum. Get Your Child to the Top contains insight from educators, kids, venture capitalists, thought leaders and CEOs to provide constructive answers and real solutions to prepare children for the ever-evolving opportunities and challenges of the modern world. The book also describes the realities our kids inhabit in and out of school, including the impact of technology. Aimed at parents, educators and children it empowers each to help kids succeed long term. Updated resources are available at www.laernn.com About the author: Megan Lisa Jones is an investment banker, lawyer, writer, technologist and mom. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her two children and two Persian cats. A child of immigrants and Silicon Valley she believes that each person is fully capable of achieving their dreams if given the proper education, a fair opportunity and a lot of love. www.meganlisajones.com and www.blogspot.meganscribbles.com . Interviews include: Richard J. Riordan (former Mayor of Los Angeles and California Secretary for Education), Frank Baxter (former CEO of Jefferies & Co., US Ambassador to Uruguay and Alliance Charter Schools Board), Tim Draper (Draper, Fisher Jurverson), Terry Moe (Hoover Institute), Arthur Levine (Woodrow Wilson Foundation), Chris Lewis (Riordan, Lewis & Haden), Marty Albertson (Guitar Center), Kris Duggan (Badgeville), Mark Suster (GRP Partners), Laird Malamed (Activision), David Dwyer (High Tech High and USC) and Shannon Rotenberg (J.K. Livin Foundation)...educators, CEOs and venture capitalists.


About the Author

About the author: Megan Lisa Jones is an investment banker, lawyer, writer, technologist and mom. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her two children and two Persian cats. A child of immigrants and Silicon Valley she believes that each person is fully capable of achieving their dreams if given the proper education, a fair opportunity and a lot of love. www.meganlisajones.com and www.blogspot.meganscribbles.com . After advising companies on being competitive and innovative for years she decided to tap her contact base, of innovators and founders, to provide guidance for children. Those that are creating jobs, when mixed with insight from educators, can best guide those children facing the world of tomorrow. And she also talks a lot to her two children, their friends and their teachers. Richard J. Riordan is the former Mayor of Los Angeles and California Secretary for Education. He also founded a law firm and two private equity firms. Riordan is a major driver of education reform and in creating charter schools. And avid reader and bicyclist, he remains an active leader in Los Angeles politics and business.
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