Linda Darling-Hammond is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and President of the Learning Policy Institute. She is co-editor of the 2016 book, Global Education Reform: an examination of the effects of education privatization policies around the world. She previously served as the leader of President Obama’s education policy transition team.
The new version of the federal education law would further entrench the problems besetting schools that serve poor and minority children.
With the nation’s public education system under siege, the need for qualified teachers who are committed to creating exciting and empowering schools is more urgent than ever.
Forget quick fixes. To compete internationally, we need to improve the whole system.