Sunday, June 21, 2009

Secretary Duncan Wants Your Mana'o

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is on a summer tour to hear ideas about "how we can accomplish President Obama's goal of providing every child in America a complete and competitive education, from cradle through career."

He is not coming to Hawaii, however, that doesn't mean that we are out of the conversation. As Duncan prepares for reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, he wants to hear from classroom teachers and other educators, parents and students, business people and citizens. He wants to hear what's working and what's not working. This is our chance to share our mana'o from the trenches.

He has set up a blog where he will post questions and read your responses. This link will take you to a question about standards, but please continue to follow his listening tour and put in your mana'o.

So to the first set of questions:

Many states in America are independently considering adopting internationally-benchmarked, college and career-ready standards. Is raising standards a good idea? How should we go about it?

Let the conversation begin!

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