2 Million Minutes Recommends

Resources for Politicians, Community Leaders and Policy Makers



The American Student Achievement Institute has used Two Million Minutes to raise awareness and engage more than 100 communities in Indiana in open forums about why and how the standards of education in America needs to be raised to world standards.


Using the film as the rallying point, ASAI staff brings together teachers and students, along with representatives of parent groups, businesses, and community organizations to workshops designed to mobilize energy and action plans for raising academic achievement. The Institute provides at no charge, a complete set of materials coordinated with the messages contained in Two Million Minutes. Those materials may be accessed HERE.





The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

by Thomas Friedman
Competitive Advantage of Nations

by Michael Porter
The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It

by Tony Wagner
Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America

by Jay Mathews
Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East

by Clyde Prestowitz
Resources for Teachers
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade

by Pietra Rivoli
Resources For Parents
The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education

by Maya Frost