Education

How state budgets are breaking US schools: Bill Gates on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

America’s school systems are funded by the 50 states. In this fiery talk, Bill Gates says that state budgets are riddled with accounting tricks that disguise the true cost of health care and pensions and weighted with worsening deficits — with the financing of education at the losing end. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 10:16)

Watch Bill Gates’ 2011 talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 800+ TEDTalks.