Business Week Roundtable

One of Business Week’s quarterly roundtables just concluded, and it was about education.  Participants included Steven Brill, Margaret Spellings, Dean Kamen, Michele Cahill and Louis V. Gerstner.   The article also has some national-level comparisons in a graph, and also a useful link to the OECD’s information about education in that group of nations

I think it’s interesting to see how the business community presents the issues that they see in the American school systems.  I also think they’re wrong about a lot of things, but it’s a powerful reminder that the political and business community are promoting certain kinds of reform in the public schools, but not necessarily advocating the same kinds of change in the private schools to which their own children go.  This is problematic, and it’s something that we have to think about as we design professional development opportunities…

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I am a teacher in central Connecticut, a freelance writer, and a kayaker and outdoorsman.
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