From education reform to relationship reform w/ NT Etuk

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Ntiedo Etuk is an education entrepreneur.

Some may say that through his company, DimensionU, he is helping reform education so that children are able to have fun learning about math, science and English.  Considering that 1.1 million American students drop out of school every year according to 2012 stats from Employment Preparation Education (EPE); and African American and Hispanic students drop out rate of 40 percent (13 percent above the national average); and nearly two-thirds of eighth-graders scored below proficient in math, we can safely say that we have a big challenge on our hands.

NT takes the basic principles of gaming and brings them into the classroom to get students excited about math, science and English. Some parents may say it increases a student's "screen time" in front of the computer, but NT attests that it also increases their chances for employment opportunities later in life...and that "screen time" could be more regulated in the home.

In the seventh episode of SRO Conversations, NT and  Summer Rayne discuss the idea of gaming in the classroom as well as a lighthearted discussion into personal relationship -- including double standards for women to how men should approach dating and marriage; and how being Nigerian in America has shaped NT's views on race relations. This 2 hour and 23 minute-long discussion will no doubt pique your interest on a number of levels.

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