On February 12, Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia, kicked off the Alliance's coverage of the Winter Olympics. In his first video, Gov. Wise discusses the other international competition that American students engage in every single day and reminds viewers that improvements in education lead to a better economy.
In his second report from the 2010 Winter Olympics, Bob Wise observes that speed skaters and students have something in common -- the need for public support. He also talks about how the U.S. has fallen behind its international counterparts in high school and college graduation rates.