At a time when we are thinking about changes a new Secretary of
Education  would bring, Steve Hargadon sent out the forllowing
information that might interest those who might like to express a
voice regarding the Future of Education.

Steve Hargadon started a new community at to providing an opportunity for those
who care about education to share their voices and ideas on charting
the course of education in a networked world.  It's a place for
thoughtful discussion on an incredibly important topic.  The site will
launch officially at the end of the month with the start of a weekly
interview series, but he's  inviting some participation now because of
an email Carol Broos (
sent out.

Carol is one of twelve teachers who have been invited to participate
in a round table discussion concerning the direction of education the
new Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Jan 21.  She was sent the
following questions, and is asking for feedback and ideas.  You can
respond either at the new community
or her wiki at  Here are the

1. What is the one most important education issue you wish Secretary
Duncan to focus on during his tenure and why?
2. How shall the tenets of the No Child Left Behind act be altered or
invigorated? What are its positives? How can its negatives be
3. How should the new administration respond to the nation's need for
better prepared and more qualified teachers?
4.What should the new administration do to increase student engagement
in mathematics, the sciences and the arts?
5. How should funding equity issues be addressed?

There is also a discussion topic on what questions were not asked that
might have been.

Lucie deLaBruere

Work: 802 527  0565 x 3206
Cell:  802  752  6086

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