David Osher has devoted his life to building an education system that respects and meets the needs of all students, and that allows more successful structures to replace outdates ones. We talked to him during his recent visit to New Mexico.
Jal Mehta is an expert in the successes–and failures–of school reform movements in the United States and abroad. He shares his ideas about how school systems and governments can rethink education, and build on their strengths.
Meet Howie Morales, Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico. After serving in the NM Senate for over a decade, he ran alongside Michelle Lujan Grisham, and in November they were part of the “blue tsunami” that swept Democrats into every statewide elected office.
There’s a whole world of brain science research. Then there’s getting the research into the hands of people who can put it to practical use. Dr. Amelia Bachleda is doing just that — and she’s bringing the latest discoveries to New Mexico.
So says education expert Diane Ravitch. She gives us a reasonable — and scathing — indictment of the charter school movement, its underlying profit motive, and its ultimate failure to improve public education or serve students.