Monday, March 21, 2011

2011:The Nevada Budget and Crisis In Education Part 2

2011:The Nevada Budget and Crisis In


How do we fix this? Part 2

How do we fix this? Part 1
How do we fix this? Part 2
How do we fix this? Part 3
This is part 4 of 4 all of which are inspiring and collectively important.

Apart from apathy...'Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.' (Dr. Martin Luther King)

To Decision Makers

Even under extreme circumstances and minimal resources ...through rethinking and working together ...if education is important enough to the stakeholders ...anything is possible.

As we stated in So, How Do we Fix This? Part 1 'Nevada education and elected officials talk ...candidates pitch and students rally ...but where the rubber meets the road ...if no one will make the effort to even get to first base ...nothing in Nevada will ever change.'

Making A Difference

Need To Know's Alison Stewart sat down with three education reformers who are making change from the ground up.

Dr. Pedro Noguera is a professor of education at New York University and also spent five years teaching in public schools in California and Rhode Island. Zakiyah Ansari is a mother of eight children and parent leader at the Coalition for Educational Justice in New York City. And Dr. Susan Szachowicz is the principal of Brockton High School and helped spearhead the literacy initiative that turned it from a failing school into a national model.

In this wide-ranging roundtable discussion, these reformers share their thoughts on the big issues in American education today, including the state of physical education in schools, the role of teachers’ unions, providing adequate social services for students, the pros and cons of charter schools, and race and education.

Education roundtable: Three reformers making change from the ground up

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