The State of Education

Recently, LIFT’s President/CEO, Lisa Hembry. along with other seasoned professional education experts were invited to a panel on the McCuistion report to talk about the U.S education system, where we were in 1990, and where we are now.

Education is the subject of the first part in a three part series on 25 Years of Education. In the 1983 report A Nation At Risk, President Reagan said, “if an unfriendly foreign power had intended to impose on America the mediocre education system that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war”. In the U.S. education today costs 2.5 times more per pupil than it did 50 years ago, yet Math and English grades have stayed the same, and Science grades are actually down. We are spending more on education than any other country in the world and getting less return on investment for it. According to the Nation At Risk report, our educational system is not designed to set goals and objectives. From 1983 to today our efforts to correct this have met with little success. – Wacth the video now: