Quick Pop Quiz # 1 – How many times larger is Indias population than the US? # 2 - How many K-12 students are there in the US? In China? In India? # 3 - What percent of engineering PhDs from US colleges are awarded to foreign students annually? #4 - what ethnic group has started more venture backed tech companies in Silicon Valley in the past 5 yrs?
Quick Pop Quiz # 5 – What are the most commonly taught foreign languages in US schools? In China & India? #6 - What languages has the CIA identified as most strategic for the 21st century? A) Spanish, French and Latin? B) Hindi, Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi? # 7 - what country will be the largest English speaking country by 2020? # 8 - after the US which country has the most Billionaires?
Crisis & Films Premise 1)Global Education Standards are passing us by 2)India and China are out performing us in K-12 3)We are largely ignorant of how we are being out performed 4)We ignore Global Standards to our economic peril
21 st Century Industries Knowledge intensive Higher incomes accrue to educated workers Education critical to economic success US Education system has been in crisis since 1983 A Nation At Risk report issued No meaningful recommendations implemented in 25 years
Issues not easily addressed Stems from American egocentricity Unaware of education in the 2 largest competitors of 21st century Is deep in our culture – not just schools Family expectations Community recognition Teenage norms Takes decades to change We need a President who: –Recognizes the challenge –Can inspire Americans to meet that challenge –Provides leadership not lip service