Thinking Inside the Box

COLLEGE PLACE: William Symonds, Pathways to Prosperity

by Ellis Bromberg, General Manager of MPTV

Mr. Symonds shares insight on The Pathways to Prosperity Project, created in 2008 to find promising solutions to our increasing national failure to prepare many young adults for success. Mr. Symonds helped create the project while a senior fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2007-2008. Prior to that, he spent nearly 25 years as a senior correspondent and bureau chief for 'Business Week' magazine. He served as the magazine's chief education correpndent and wrote extensively about the role of U.S. Business in school reform. These remarks were taped for COLLEGE PLACE at the Milwaukee Area Technical College's main campus on November 1, 2011, prior to to his participation as the keynote speaker at the 2011 sySTEMnow Conference in Milwaukee.