College Prep for All?

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Education Next talks with Cynthia G. Brown and Robert Schwartz



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SUMMER 2014 / VOL. 14, NO. 3

700-56970 © Andrew Judd Illustration of People Walking On Pathway with ArrowsThere’s broad commitment to ensuring that all high-school graduates are college- and career-ready, but heated debate about the best means of achieving that goal. The big question is, how can schools both respect the diversity of students’ interests and ambitions and set a high bar for all? In this forum, two longtime advocates of high school reform weigh in.

Cynthia G. Brown is senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and formerly served as the center’s vice president for education policy. Robert Schwartz is professor emeritus at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and coleads the Pathways to Prosperity Network.

Cynthia Brown: All Students Need Common Foundational Skills

Robert Schwartz: Multiple Pathways Can Better Serve Students




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  • Betsy Cavendish says:

    Not weighing in on the big debate but totally agre w Prof Schwartz that just about everyone needs data analysis, certainly for being informed citizens. Far fewer need calculus.

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