Bill Gates delivered a blistering critique of American high schools on Saturday, and his foundation promised $15 million to states to make immediate improvements.
Speaking to the National Governors Association, he said that "America's high schools are obsolete" and are "ruining the lives of millions of Americans every year."
High schools, leave most students unprepared for college and for today's jobs. "When I compare our high schools with what I see when I'm traveling abroad," he added, "I am terrified for our work force of tomorrow."
To address the problem, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it would give $15 million to the National Governors Association, to be disbursed to states that take significant steps to improve their high schools.