Texas is reproving itself as a state that cares about education. University faculty in science, medicine, engineering and math are calling for a long term project to create a world-class education system in the state of Texas.
A cornerstone of this project is improving the infrastructure for supporting and training teachers. New York has done this, in support of a statewide increase in teacher compensation, and higher requirements to become a certified teacher.
Taiwan struggles, much like Texas, to retain its teaching talent, but at the university level. Canadian academics are being recruited to explore teaching in Taiwan, as universities there must alter their ambitions to compete with rival campuses in Hong Kong, China and Singapore.
Intel Corp has done much to promote the idea of building up the education system in america by pursuing the development of high school faculty. Intel must simply reach deeply into public education in order to cultivate its future workforce; Exxon advertises its own efforts to reach students through efforts to cultivate teachers, as well.
Here is my point: entrepreneurial activity on a social level requires a similar allocation of capital, time, talent, and human resources to produce key results. It was not long ago that the Chinese realized they lacked the home-grown talent to pursue competitive industrialization; they had to recruit teachers from Japan and other advanced economies. Now, a generation after this undertaking, there are ample students capable of training China’s next generation scientists.
One of the broad goals of our company has been to be a tool of entrepreneurial growth, social, economic, and cultural. Entrepreneurialism is characterized by giving — reaching out to others with a proposition that is mutually beneficial, and stirring up activity, not waiting for anyone to assign you a task. This self-starting culture can be activated by any organization, governmental, private and non-profit. Indiana’s own university base is also active in building up its instructional infrastructure, offering its outstanding graduates from schools like Purdue incentives to teach.
Entrepreneurialism is inherently an activist enterprise, and we support the entrepreneur wherever she shows her colors, recruiting critical talent to support the endeavor.