Bringing a Global Perspective into the Classroom

Bringing a Global Perspective into the Classroom

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By Michael Norris
President & COO, Corporate Services for Sodexo

The world’s population is growing at a staggering pace, which is a relatively new phenomenon. After expanding only a tiny fraction for tens of thousands of years, according to, the population hit one billion in the 1700s. The following century, the number of people in the world quadrupled.

Today, we have seven billion diverse people living on this planet. More than 200,000 babies are born every day, and most are from less developed countries. In fact, only 5% of the world’s population lives in the United States.

Yet despite our differences, in today’s global economy, we are all interconnected and interdependent.

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