I had the privilege of being the final speaker on education at West Point on Friday. Being surrounded by so many highly decorated career soldiers was more than a bit intimidating, but the Generals made me feel welcome (especially when they had me drop and give them 20 push-ups - I was great on the "drop"... it was the "up" that was tough).
West Point, surprisingly, is deeply involved in education - from educating the children of soldiers around the world, to a magnificent public high school program called JR ROTC to build leadership, values and earned self-confidence in high school students.
The Conferences attendees was a Who's Who of important people in education and I felt deeply honored in their presence and proud to be asked to address them.
Meeting Army Chief of Staff General George Casey, Jr. was a particular honor.