How well are American students learning? For 13 years, the Brown Center Report on American Education has sought to answer that question and to identify policies that help more American students learn better.
Each year, the Brown Center Report offers in-depth, data-driven analysis of pressing topics and trends in American education. The recently-released 2014 report investigates three critical issues that have universal ramifications for students and parents in American schools: the homework burden, the Common Core State Standards, and the PISA-Shanghai Controversy.
On Friday, March 21 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, report author and Brookings Senior Fellow Tom Loveless will share some of his most controversial findings in an online chat hosted by Spreecast and moderated by education expert Ben Wildavsky of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York. Tune in to listen – and participate – below!
The 2014 Brown Center Report includes studies on the homework burden, the Common Core State Standards, and the PISA-Shanghai Controversy. On March 21, report author Tom Loveless will join education expert Ben Wildavsky to discuss some of his most controversial findings.
Former Brookings Expert
Ben Wildavsky is director of higher education studies at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, and policy professor at SUNY-Albany. He is a former Brookings Institution guest scholar.
[U.S.] is not [sending] a unified message [on North Korea]: It is the leaders of two different departments pursuing two distinctive approaches, which contradict each other. Treasury believes that squeezing China [and penalizing Chinese banks and firms] will compel China to turn up the heat on North Korea. I am not at all convinced that this will generate the responses from China that the U.S. wishes to see. Contrarily, State [Department] sees heightened cooperation with China as essential to curbing North Korea's nuclear and missile activities. The U.S. should not be imparting mixed messages to Pyongyang, and the Trump administration has exhibited very little message discipline in its North Korea policy.