Great podcast on the amazing value and impact that a pre-school education has on kids. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/10/19/163256866/episode-411-why-preschool-can-save-the-world
I found this post on the amazing 37 Signals blog, Signal vs. Noise. Simple note that guides many of Youtopia’s principals. http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3289-some-advice-from-jeff-bezos
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