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ABA Agrees with Richard Dreyfuss: American Schools Need Civics Classes

The new head of the American Bar Association took office recently, and among his top priorities is using the weight of the ABA's members to expand the teaching of civics in American schools.

He could have been taking notes from award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss spoke to The Commonwealth Club in Silicon Valley on July 19, 2010, about his effort to promote civics education. You can watch the video below, and see for yourself if he's in tune with the lawyers' group.
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ABA Agrees with Richard Dreyfuss: American Schools Need Civics Classes

The new head of the American Bar Association took office recently, and among his top priorities is using the weight of the ABA's members to expand the teaching of civics in American schools.

He could have been taking notes from award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss spoke to The Commonwealth Club in Silicon Valley on July 19, 2010, about his effort to promote civics education. You can watch the video below, and see for yourself if he's in tune with the lawyers' group.
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Forecasting California's Future

By James Dohnert

As California attempts to balance a budget $15.4 billion in debt, it is students who may be among the hardest-hit. "We're facing the worst financial situation the CSU has ever had," said Trustee Bill Hauck, chairman of the university system's finance committee. Read more »

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Silicon Valley Ph.D. Power

Stanford President John L. Hennessy will moderate our program in Palo Alto tonight with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Tickets are getting scarce for that event, but if you want to get your share of Hennessy sans Allen, you might be interested in a conference Hennessy will be heading up at his university on May 11.  Read more »

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America Slips in the Science and Math Olympics

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By James Dohnert

With a future filled with scientific challenges, it’s up to today’s young minds to prepare to solve tomorrow’s greatest mysteries. But with no moon landing to excite eager young minds and fewer opportunities to let them get motivated, how do you produce the next wave of scientists? Read more »

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ANALYSIS: The Education Questions, Part I

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ANALYSIS: The Education Questions, Part II

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Getting buy-in for an education revolution

There’s much to be said about the education system, not just in the United States but also across the world. When Sir Ken Robinson spoke at The Commonwealth Club he talked about the education system being styled like an industrial era assembly line, one that stunts creativity and forces students to fit a schedule and predefined form of learning instead of opening up creative avenues to explore their potential. Read more »

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