This is exciting! Silicon Valley entrepreneurs (the chief executive of Facebook, Mr. Zuckerberg, and the co-founder of Google, Mr. Brin) have teamed up with investor Yuri Milner to create a new prize to spur innovation. Called the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, it provides $3M to each of a group of 11 scientists to spur breakthrough discoveries. Here’s the Wall Street Journal article about it.
HMMM. How about an innovation, breakthrough prize to fix the broken special education system–to spur practitioners, legislators, parents, students–to think and do differently. It is time! Now that would be truly exciting!