The test of truth in life is not whether we can remember what we learned in school, but whether we are prepared for change.
Better degrees don’t automatically translate into better skills and better jobs and better lives.
We no longer live in a world that is neatly divided between rich and well-educated countries, and poor and badly-educated ones.
Despite the characterization of some that teaching is an easy job, with short hours and summers off, the fact is that successful, dedicated teachers in the U.S. work long hours for little pay and, in many cases, insufficient support from their leadership.
You can spend a lot of money on education, but if you don’t spend it wisely, on improving the quality of instruction, you won’t get higher student outcomes.