John Ewing- Special Talk

DateOctober 15, 2019Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationReception: 3:30 pm- BSB- E Wing 2nd Floor, Elevator Landing. Talk: 4:00 pm- BSB- D110
DescriptionTitle: Is there an education crisis? Abstract: American education seems to be in permanent crisis. News reports tell us that schools and teachers are failing; international comparisons show American students are near the bottom; major corporations complain they cannot find qualified workers. Politicians and policymakers urge us to take immediate and radical action to address the crisis. Are things really so dire? The evidence for an education crisis is surprisingly ambiguous. What drives this apocalyptic view of education? What are the consequences of manufacturing a crisis where there isn’t one? And how can we solve education’s real problems with less melodrama and more common sense?
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