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Fareed Zakaria, Gates and Khan Explore How to Fix America’s Education System [Video]
Did you know that the U.S students ranked 15th in the world reading and 31st in math?
That’s what CNN and Time magazine’s Fareed Zakaria tweeted on Nov. 6 as he was interviewing leaders who are working to fix our education system.
His prime time special titled “ Restoring the American Dream – FIXING EDUCATION” featured four guests including Bill Gates, whose foundation has donated $5 billion to schools and libraries. The prime time also featured Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, an educational organization that provides free self-paced tutorials and students assessment online. He also spoke with education reformer Michelle Rhee.
If you missed the program you can watch it when it airs again on Nov. 12 at 8 pm EST. In the meantime, we have curated some videos from the program for you.
Here is the video of Zakaria, where he explains how education impacts social mobility in the U.S.
Gates spoke about why teachers are important and how to evaluate the teachers. Here is a video:
Zakaria talked about how the government can invest in education and tackle job crisis.
Zakaria, compared U.S failing education system to South Korea’s rapidly improving education system. According to one of his tweets,
There are 205 school days in South Korea’s calendar – 25 more than in the U.S. Over an academic career, they spend 2 more years in class.
Here is a video where Zakaria compares U.S education system to South Korea’s.
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