All posts filed under: Language education

This I Believe: Change is possible now

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Collective Impact / Diverse Schools / Eisenhower Fellowship / Equity / Language education

When invited to talk about the importance of a multilingual America, I’m the last person that anyone expects to see walk up to the podium.  As a Black American with unaccented English, people are surprised to learn that I grew up in a language-minority community in the US.  My family is frequently stopped and asked what language we’re speaking and what country we’re from.  By now, my children (11 and 7) are accustomed to these […]

One Good Question with Fabrice Jaumont: How parent organizing leads to revolution

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Education Equity / International Education / Language education / One Good Question / Uncategorized

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? Part of my research, and the recent book that I have published[1], focus on philanthropy […]

One Good Question with John Wood: Teaching the world to read

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Education Equity / International Education / Language education / One Good Question / Uncategorized

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? Room to Read was founded 15 years ago as a little unknown startup.  We boil […]

One Good Question with Tony Monfiletto: Are the right people in the education redesign process?

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Accountability / Education Equity / Language education / One Good Question / School Design

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? Our investment in accountability structure and high-stakes standardized testing reveals the fact that adults think […]