Saturday, June 13, 2009

Transforming Math and Science Education

From Carnegie's Institute for Advanced Study:
In a new report, The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy, the Carnegie-IAS Commission on Mathematics and Science Education challenges the nation to mobilize for coordinated action to:
  • Establish common standards for the nation in mathematics and science—standards that are fewer, clearer, and higher—along with high-quality assessments
  • Improve math and science teaching—and our methods for recruiting and preparing teachers and for managing the nation’s teaching talent
  • Redesign schools and systems to deliver excellent, equitable math and science learning
A shorter executive summary is here, and Inside Higher Ed has more info here. On a related note, apparently President Obama has become despondent over the state of American education. You can see all the details in the video below.

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