A Nation at Risk 30 Years Later: The State of American Education

A Conversation with William J. Bennett …

William J. Bennett

William J. Bennett

Thirty years ago, A Nation at Risk sounded alarm bells on the state of our nation’s education system. Since this pivotal paper was issued, what has changed in American education and American society—and what still needs to happen?

Join former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, eminent author, social and political commentator, and host of Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, for a conversation on our schools, our culture, our past three decades, and our future.

Register now to “attend” the lecture, which will be webcast, on April 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to noon EDT. Visit http://www.edexcellence.net, at 11:00 a.m. EDT on April 26 to watch the proceedings live.

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3 Responses to A Nation at Risk 30 Years Later: The State of American Education

  1. Concerned says:

    Bill Bennett, really? I had my suspicions about the administrators of this site, but now they have been confirmed. So much for progress. Going to gargle now, bad taste in my mouth.

  2. @Concerned: “Going to Gargle” — Funny. I think I’ll use that line in the future. You may not have noticed, but we post about pretty much every event (especially free ones) that discusses education. We like our readers to be informed. Whether or not you agree with his politics (and in reality, we pretty much don’t), Bennett is a national figure in the education discussion. We also post about what Arne Duncan has to say – along with the many wonderful free webinars accessible via ‘Education Week’ online. Have look at the listings in the pages under our RESOURCES tab.

    Curious — what were your ‘suspicions’? That’s a bit ‘concerning’ to us… Truly, we are a group of parents – mostly with children out of the system who are still taxpayers and residents of DeKalb and just want to put the truth out on the table in order to promote changes for the better. What is ‘suspicious’ about that?

  3. no name says:

    The AJC reports that all six suspended board members, including Nancy Jester, continue to collect their $18,000-a-year paychecks and health insurance benefits from DCS:
    http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-education/suspended-dekalb-school-board-members-in-limbo-but/nXDrj/

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