The future of global development: The shape of U.S. education in the 2020s


The future of global development: The shape of U.S. education in the 2020s

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What are the systems, trends and ideas that are shaping education in the United States? What needs to be done to promote transformative education reform?

In this episode of A Deeper Look podcast, I speak with education reformer Dr. Warren Simmons, currently Senior Policy Advisor at the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. We draw parallels between the challenges in education reform in the United States and in low-income countries, including how inadequate funding models can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and how successful programs can be difficult to scale and replicate. We also discuss the power of local voices and community organizing and the importance of making our education systems more culturally responsive. Dr. Simmons highlights the need for cross-sector partnerships in order to achieve lasting reform and discusses how schools and communities must work together to adapt to the future.

Listen and subscribe to A Deeper Look on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. Share your own thoughts and comments on what trends you see shaping education and global development in the decade ahead.

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