Education: A Golden Age

“The education sector’s structure and policies will change more in the next 3 years than they changed in the last 2,500 years”

This presentation is a candidate for the world’s most important one – and a must see for all education sector decision markers in the West.

… og en bønn til Senterpartiet om at det endelig lar verdens aller fattigste få begynne å gjøre livene sine litt mindre jævlige.

Karolinska’s Hans Rosling at TED 2006.

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2008/02/28 Posted by | China, India, Policy | Leave a comment

Words of wisdom and courage – from the greatest President the country will never have?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/opinion/28mike.html?

I’m Not Running for President, but …

Published: February 28, 2008

WATCHING the 2008 presidential campaign, you sometimes get the feeling that the candidates — smart, all of them — must know better. They must know we can’t fix our economy and create jobs by isolating America from global trade. They must know that we can’t fix our immigration problems with border security alone. They must know that we can’t fix our schools without holding teachers, principals and parents accountable for results. They must know that fighting global warming is not a costless challenge. And they must know that we can’t keep illegal guns out of the hands of criminals unless we crack down on the black market for them.

The vast majority of Americans know that all of this is true, but — politics being what it is — the candidates seem afraid to level with them.

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2008/02/28 Posted by | Charter schools, National standards, New York, New York City, Performance - school, Performance pay, Policy, Teacher education, US, Vouchers | Leave a comment