Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students (Webcast Option)

 

 Monday, October 26, Failing Our Brightest Kids:  The Global Challenge of Educating High-Ability Students

In their new book, "Failing Our Brightest Kids," Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that America's efforts to educate high-ability students have fallen dramatically short. This is especially true for talented low-income youngsters, who too often miss out on the opportunity to develop their talents.
 
Policymakers have given plenty of attention over the past twenty years to low achievers, but almost none to those students who are already above the bar of "proficiency." This neglect is starting to show: In the most recent PISA scores, the United States ranks thirtieth in math and twenty-second in science. If we don't invest in our brightest kids, we can expect a pretty dismal future-and so can far too many kids.
 
Join us at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C. at 4:00 p.m. EST for a discussion of how this problem has arisen, what keeps it from being solved, how other countries try to solve it, and the changes needed to ensure that America's ablest young people are prepared to reach their full potential.

Panelists:
Brother Brian Carty, FSC, President and Teacher, De La Salle Academy 
Harold Levy, Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 
Lillian Lowery, President and Chief Executive Officer, FutureReady Columbus 
Brandon L. Wright, Managing Editor and Policy Associate, Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Co-author, Failing Our Brightest Kids 

Moderator:
Chester E. Finn, Jr., President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
and Co-author, Failing Our Brightest Kids

To be held beginning at 3:45 PM EST at The Hoover Institution, 1399 New York Avenue NW, Suite 500 in Washington, D.C. 
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/failing-our-brightest-kids-the-global-challenge-of-educating-high-ability-students-tickets-18758247423?mc_eid=13fd2917e1&mc_cid=2c9febc6e2 

 

Location: 
Washington D.C. (Webcast Option)
Event Time: 
October 2015