A Nation at Risk: 30 Years Later

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:

  • The initial impact of the report on education in 1983
  • How the effects of the report can still be seen today
  • Where education reform stands and where it could lead in the future   
  • Plus, be part of the discussion with an interactive Q&A

Scheduled speakers:
Dan Kinnaman
President and publisher
District Administration

Odvard Egil Dyrli
Executive Editor
District Administration
Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut School of Education

Randall Collins
Executive Director
District Administration Leadership Institute
Retired superintendent, Waterford (Conn.) Public Schools

Moderated by:
JD Solomon
Editorial Director
District Administration

Who will benefit:
Educators interested in the past 30 years of education reform, as well as today and in the future. Anyone may attend.

Date of broadcast: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
2:00 pm EST