Watch Live: Congress and the Education Deficit

The live webcast of this event has now concluded.  To watch an archived video of the event please click here.

The Congress Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

&

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

cordially invite you to a seminar

“Congress and the U.S. Education Deficit”

Monday, January 24, 2011

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Congressman Donald Payne (D-NJ)

Congressman Tom Petri (R-Wisc.)

William T. Gormley, Jr., Professor of Government and Public Policy, Georgetown University

Laura Moore, Project and Policy Manager, Civic Enterprises

Most Americans think the quality of American public education has been declining in recent years and worry their children will not be able to compete in the new global economy.  A survey of 15 years olds in the 34 most wealthy countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development tends to bear that assessment out: U.S. students ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math.  The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was designed to improve student educational outcomes by encouraging states to set standards in basic skills and then holding schools accountable for them.   While some measurable progress has been made, NCLB has stirred a storm of controversy among politicians, parents and educators alike, delaying a renewal of the program for four years now.  Will the 112th Congress finally act to renew and improve the legislation, as the Obama Administration has requested, or will it again meet resistance for fiscal and policy reasons.  This panel will explore the issues and controversies involved and the prospects for bipartisan cooperation on educational reform in the new Congress.

Fifth floor Conference Room

Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC

A reception will follow the program.

This is a free public event; but RSVPs are requested.

Please respond with acceptances only to congress@wilsoncenter.org

Posted by: PAGE Staff

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