Education Secretaries Past and Present Give Failing Grades to U.S. School System
It was a rare moment in the instruction world: The last seven secretaries of training gathered to evaluate the nation's K-12 and advanced education frameworks and how they have to advance to better set up the present understudies for a quickly evolving economy.
The occasion, held Thursday in Washington by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute to take note of the 35th commemoration of the original 1983 report "A Nation at Risk," which took the U.S. educational system to assignment for neglecting to plan understudies for an inexorably worldwide economy, drew the all-around obeyed instruction strategy foundation and in addition present and previous individuals from Congress.
In any case, the scheme of secretaries, regardless of their veering political inclinations, all common an alarming bipartisan message: The nation isn't doing what's necessary to enhance instruction for the lion's share of understudies, and the feeling of criticalness that once reinforced policymakers at the government and state level to drive change is winding down.
"We're still in danger," said Rod Paige, who filled in as instruction secretary under President George W. Shrubbery. "Perhaps at more serious hazard."