Presentation on theme: "POP QUIZ 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."— Presentation transcript:
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
Two Million Minutes: A Global Examination
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