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Book: Education Nation 2

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="414" caption="Milton Chen of The George Lucas Educational Foundation"]Milton Chen of The George Lucas Educational Foundation[/caption] I promised to return to Milton Chen’s 'Education Nation' once I had taken the time to read it properly so here goes. This is book with an international flavour but its focus is on the largely dysfunctional US K-12 system.  Milton does not pull any punches in his description of the decline of  US schools from ‘first to worst’:
  • 6,000 high school students drop out every day
  • The US has fallen from 1st to 18th.

Book: Education Nation

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Milton Chen, Education Nation"]Milton Chen, Education Nation[/caption] This lovely book has just arrived through the post. The author is my good friend Milton Chen, former executive director and now senior fellow at the George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF). Those with a long memory may recall that George Lucas, the Star wars director, spoke about Glow at the US House of Representatives in 2008 suggesting that there might be some lessons to be learned from the vision of the Scottish Government and the strategic.

US Visit 3 – The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia One of the objectives of the visit was to build on our existing relationship with The George Lucas Educational Foundation, and find out more about their flagship publication Edutopia. We had the opportunity to spent some time with Milton Chen, Executive Director and Steve Arnold, Vice Chair/CFO.  We were also able to brief GLEF staff on LTS, Curriculum for Excellence and Glow and get some insights into the latest educational developments in the US. I picked this text up from the Edutopia website and really like it: 'Kids today. No.