What Can America Learn: the New Civil Rights Transform Education
Abstract: According to the OECD, it is a fact that countries whose students consistently perform well in schools will find economic success. American performance on international rankings is stagnant: the U.S. ranked 14 in reading, virtually the same ranking as the 2003 test, 17th in science, which is an improvement from 21st in 2006; and 25th in mathematics, the same ranking as 2006. U.S. students have improved in science since 2006. Some argue American achievement has not slipped so much as other nations have raised student performance. Nevertheless, these rankings jolted parents, policymakers, and business leaders. Has equitable learning become the new digital divide?We will share the footprint of broadband, the impact of wireless, and multi-state standards as a force for change and improvement.