Commonwealth National Podcast

The Federal Education Reform Agenda and the Business Case for Reform (7/8/09)

Matt Miller, Author, The Tyranny of Dead Ideas; Columnist; Radio Host
Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education, Stanford University; Former President, American Educational Research Association

Join in an exciting discussion of how to fix the nation's ailing educational system and put all students on equal paths to success. Our expert speakers will examine the economic costs of the achievement gap and suggested reforms for closing the gap. Reforms will be examined in the context of Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan's reform goals slated to be spurred with federal stimulus grant monies.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on July 8, 2009.