Has Education Reform Gone Wrong?


How are our kids’ test scores? How much are we spending? Are American schools a worse value than Finland’s?

These are the topics that politicians and policy wonks prefer to discuss.

But they aren’t the issues that are weighing on the hearts of parents and children.

Education reform will never get this country’s classrooms where they need to be if we miss what really matters to the families whose lives are at stake.

In this captivating talk, Kaya Henderson — who served as chancellor of Washington D.C.’s public schools until September 2016 — shows how disconnected our policy debates are from ordinary Americans’ daily concerns. She challenges us to expand our imaginations and rethink the objectives that we want “education reform” to accomplish.

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