What We’re Watching: Condi Rice on Education As National Security Challenge



By Education Next 01/23/2015

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Jeb Bush announced yesterday that he was handing over control of his education foundation to Condoleezza Rice.

In this PBS interview from March 2012, Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein discuss the dangers of a poor education system. The interview was based on a report  issued by the Task Force on U.S. Education Reform and National Security organized by the Council on Foreign Relations, which was chaired by Rice and Klein.

Of the current state of education in the nation, Rice said:

“Today, the sad fact is that, for the children who have the fewest options, the educational system is not delivering. If I can look at your zip code and I can tell whether you’re going to get a good education, we’ve got a real problem.”

The transcript of the interview can be found here.

Read the Council on Foreign Relations task force report here.

- Education Next




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