- John LegendJohn LegendMusician and philanthropist John Legend hosts TED Talks Education and performs the song "True Colors."
- Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.Educator, author and most-watched TED Talk speaker on TED.com"Leadership should not be command and control."
- Dr. Angela Lee DuckworthDr. Angela Lee DuckworthAssistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania"The best predictor of success: Grit."
- Geoffrey CanadaGeoffrey CanadaPresident, CEO
Harlem Children’s Zone
Education Reform Advocate"There is an educational cliff we are walking over right this very second."
- Bill GatesBill GatesTechnologist and philanthropist"Our teachers deserve better."
- Pearl ArredondoPearl ArredondoFounder, San Fernando Institute for Applied Media"Kids deserve a quality school in their neighborhood and need teachers to fight for them every day."
- Malcolm LondonMalcolm LondonChicago poet“At 7:45 a.m. I open the doors of a building dedicated to building yet only breaks me down.”
- Ramsey MusallamRamsey MusallamChemistry teacher and blended learning specialist"Curiosity comes first."
- Rita F. Pierson, Ed.D.Rita F. Pierson, Ed.D.Educator"Build relationships with your students."