Monday, March 23, 2009

Can We Deliver?

President Obama is echoing the sentiments of educators calling out for change:

"In a 21st-century world where jobs can be shipped wherever there's an Internet connection, where a child born in Dallas is now competing with a child in New Delhi, where your best job qualification is not what you do, but what you know -- education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity and success, it's a prerequisite for success."

"I'm calling on our nation's governors and state education chiefs to develop standards and assessments that don't simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity."


With funding in place, a supportive administration, and a Nation lookig for answers, can Public Ed. deliver?

For a full transcript of Obama's speech, click here.

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