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In a quarterly series of roundtable discussions, Bloomberg Businessweek brings together thought leaders to offer solutions to major challenges facing the world. Check out our first panel, Fix This/Energy.

Education Reform: The U.S. Gets a Failing Grade

The problems with the U.S. education system have been well documented. What can we do to get our schools working?


America Left Behind

"The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. ..."
Those words, taken from the introduction to a report by President Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education in 1983, still resonate today. To help fix our education system, we asked a panel of education experts and business leaders to tackle the crisis facing our schools.

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What reforms, if any, should be made to the way teachers are evaluated and compensated?

Panelist Bios

  • Steven Brill Author
  • Michele Cahill Vice-president, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Retired Chairman and CEO, International Business Machines
  • Dean Kamen President, DEKA Research & Development Corp., Founder, FIRST
  • Norman Pearlstine Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg
  • Margaret Spellings Former U.S. Secretary of Education
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