Author Archives: Shannon May

OP-ED: Education Reform is Inherently Disruptive

OP-ED: Education Reform is Inherently Disruptive

Bridge is a disruptive force. It disrupts the status quo through pursing education reform in developing economies, where 263 million children — 61 million primary school children — are out of school and 330 million children are in school but not learning.

OP-ED: There’s an Education Revolution Taking Place in Liberia. How Can We Make Sure it Benefits Everyone?

Cooper writes this as her first sentence in her biography of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was born in 1938. She writes this to help readers outside the country understand how extraordinary it is that a Liberian woman became part of the governing inner circle. She had a successful career in the world of international finance, and then was sworn in as president of a country emerging from a civil war.