TED Talks: Bill Gates on How State Budgets Are Breaking US Schools

PHOTO: Bill Gates in Session 6: Knowledge Revolution at TED2011, in Long Beach, CA.James Duncan Davidson / TED
Bill Gates, Philanthropist, in Session 6: Knowledge Revolution, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at TED2011, in Long Beach, California.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. At TED, the world's leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

Starting this month, ABC News will take a deeper look into the remarkable work of TED speakers and feature their related TEDTalks on ABCNews.com.

ABC News is featuring the first three talks to be released from TED2011, including this speech given by Bill Gates on the American school system.

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