Earlier this week, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security (chaired by Joel Klein and Condoleezza Rice) was released.
Happily, it received attention for a couple of days and then dropped off of everybody’s radar screen. It will join the countless other task force reports that rest in the dust bin of history.
In the unlikely chance that someone does bring it up again in an education discussion, I thought it would be worth bringing together a few useful posts about it.
Here are my choices for The Best Posts & Articles On The Education & National Security Report:
The Joel Klein-Condi Rice ed report: What it will and won’t say is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.
Condi Rice-Joel Klein report: Not the new ‘A Nation at Risk’ is also by Valerie Strauss.
Best part of ‘schools-threaten-national-security’ report: The dissents is, again, by Valerie Strauss.
U.S. Education Woes Threaten National Security, Report Says is from Education Week.
Do Our Public Schools Threaten National Security? is by Diane Ravitch.
Is Education a National Security Issue: A Critique of the Rice-Klein Report is by Yong Zhao.
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Honestly-what does either Condoleezza Rice or Joel Klein know about education? Neither (though I am not sure about Rice) actually have education credentials. Joel Klein systematically destroyed the New York City system, Condoleeza worked for a president who involved us in a war based on false premises. Thank you Valerie Strauss for exposing the report for what it is. Let it stay in the dust bin.