Rice and Klein on The State of American Education

Here’s a great little presentation by Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein on the state America’s education. Dr. Rice talks about challenges of poor education for the military, while Chancellor Klein points out the need for providing good education for all students, not just those whose families can afford private schools. As an alternative measure, Klein seems to be promoting charter schools. However, his real emphasis is on parental involvement in their child’s education and educational choices.

Normally, I pay little or no attention to Fox News. However, Rice and Klein actually paid little attention to the commentator, making this an interesting clip.

On FOX’s web site, part of the introduction to the video clip says

On Tuesday, former Secretary of StateCondoleezza Rice and chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein paid a visit to Fox & Friends to discuss the state of the country’s education system.

To me, this is the part Rice and Klein paid attention to, and not the commentator’s agenda related to the role of teachers’ unions in driving education down. I was proud of Rice and Klein for not taking that bait.

Here’s the clip:



About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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