In 1983, the 18-member National Commission on Excellence in Education established by President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of Education T.H. Bell released its comprehensive report on the state of America’s education system, titled “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform,” a scathing critique of the nation’s schools and call to action on education reform.
The report, and the subsequent national discussion about the quality and effectiveness of public schools, was a landmark moment in American politics as well as education, and helped to establish the political and cultural battle lines over public education that continue to exist today.
Attend this web seminar to participate in an interactive discussion with experienced educators from District Administration magazine about A Nation at Risk, as well as what has changed, where education reform stands today and what the future could hold.
Topics will include:
President and publisher
Odvard Egil Dyrli
Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut School of Education
District Administration Leadership Institute
Retired superintendent, Waterford (Conn.) Public Schools
Who will benefit:
Educators interested in the past 30 years of education reform, as well as today and in the future. Anyone may attend.