Zachary Tumin on American education

Let’s tackle the right education crisis
Reuters “The Great Debate” blog
April 2, 2012
Commentary by: Zachary Tumin, special assistant to the Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Topic: American education

“There’s a national security crisis in U.S. education. I’m no history sleuth, but it must have come on fast just after February 2010. That’s when Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sent the last Quadrennial Defense Review up to Capitol Hill, with no mention of U.S. education at all. Two years later, in March 2012, Joel Klein and Condoleezza Rice issued a report from the Council on Foreign Relations that declared American education to be so failed as to put U.S. national security at risk.”

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