From the recent Aspen Ideas Festival at the Aspen Institute-
Worthwhile conversation for when you have time to listen in. Session lasts 40 minutes.
Q&A another 20 minutes. David Leonhardt, editor for The New York Times, is Moderator.
First 30 minutes are opening statements by panelists:
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, fan of middle schoolers and advocate for civics education;
Marc Tucker, President of Education & the Economy, who thinks our definition of
21st Century skills is bunk;
Judith Fabian, Chief Academic Officer of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program,
who succinctly outlines the global learner;
Kati Haycock, President of Education Trust, an advocate for Common Core to
counter-attack low expectations,
Richard Brodhead, President of Duke, who claims there is too much inertia and too many
"boxes" within Higher Ed.
30:00 What about Reading and Writing?
35:00 Testing. Has hurt the teaching/learning of reading and writing?
37:00 How we should re-organize schools?
38:00 Discipline of knowledge and pleasure of knowledge
41:00 Q & A
60:00 "Do all kids need to know the same thing?" (ie. What kind of Math should high
schoolers be learning)
As always, let us know what you think ---