Jim Steyer

Jim Steyer

Education Technologist


Common Sense Media

San Francisco, CA USA


When you teach, you can actually see these kids' lives change in front of you. And you can help them grow, succeed, and be happy.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Even though he's also involved in public policy and media, he still considers teaching to be his career.
Grew up in New York City; his mother was a schoolteacher in Harlem and the South Bronx.
He graduated early from high school and spent a year teaching with his mother.
Says he didn't grow up wealthy, but once he spent that year teaching, he realized how privileged he'd been education-wise.
Went to a law school because he says law gives you the ability to affect change; knew he wanted to be a civil rights lawyer.
Says that being able to write policy and law to make changes on a mass scale still doesn't fulfill him as much as teaching a student one-on-one.
Believes that the country's number one priority should be improving the lives of children through education.
Started Common Sense Media to help teachers use media and technology to create more engaging classrooms.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Stanford University
doctorate
Doctorate
Law
Stanford University
Career

Career

Education Technologist

I work to improve media and technology choices for kids and families by studying the effects of media on children.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief
Upholding a Cause and Belief