Education Advice for the Next President

From the site:

Our country is on the eve of electing a new leader, but our nation’s education system is in crisis. What should our next President do to fix it?

From now until the election, we’re posing that question to educators, students, parents and policy makers. So far we’ve recorded the advice of Margaret Spellings, Jonathan Kozol, Deborah Meier, John Wilson and dozens of others. We’re posting the advice as it comes in–scroll down to listen to all of it and submit your own!

Education Advice for the Next President is produced by Learning Matters, a Peabody Award-winning production company covering education issues.

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3 responses to “Education Advice for the Next President

  1. In crisis? Really? So much of this alarmist rhetoric is rendered hilarious when you look at the countries of which we are so in danger of lagging behind… BEHOLD MIGHTY ESTONIA!

    The State of Washington has nearly as many school districts as Singapore has schools. The fact is, no country with even half our population can touch our ability to educate so many people. India and China have more people who can’t read than we have people.

    I posted some data and more on this here:

    http://700billionreasons.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/small-states-and-ants/

    Cheers.
    Mike

  2. oops, wrong link… I’ll get that up as soon as I can… duh

  3. Hey, Matt… Here’s my comment with the right link:
    In crisis? Really? So much of this alarmist rhetoric is rendered hilarious when you look at the countries of which we are so in danger of lagging behind… BEHOLD MIGHTY ESTONIA!

    The State of Washington has nearly as many school districts as Singapore has schools. The fact is, no country with even half our population can touch our ability to educate so many people. India and China have more people who can’t read than we have people.

    I posted some data and more on this here:
    http://700billionreasons.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/education-crisis/

    And how about Will Harris and Woody Holton in a history -vs- poli sci constitution smackdown?

    cheers.
    Mike

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