MPR News Presents for August 15, 2013
Early childhood education MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson Guests Joel Klein: Joel Klein is CEO of Amplify and executive vice president in the office of the chairman of News Corporation. Prior to this, Klein was chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw a system of 1.1 million students and a $22 billion budget. John Deasy: John Deasy is the deputy director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He leads the programmatic work on effective teaching. Prior to joining the foundation, Deasy served as superintendent of Prince George's County, Md., Public Schools. Previously, Deasy served as superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in California. Eric Cantor: Eric Cantor is the majority leader for the US House of Representatives. Representing Virginia's 7th district, Cantor has served in the House since 2001.
The widespread adoption of the Common Core education standards was the topic of a panel discussion at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Two former big city school superintendents, and a top congressman talk about the Common Core education standards and what they mean for teachers, students, and parents.