Thirty years ago, the National Commission on Excellence in Education formed by U.S. Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell released A Nation at Risk
. The landmark report
declared that "the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." To mark the anniversary of the report, this Education Week Commentary
package, A Nation at Risk: 30 Years Later
, features a new blog with a special focus on the report and an infographic highlighting data on selected aspects of American education.
A Nation at Risk analyzed as a word cloud. Among the most-often used words: nation, educational, schools, quality, student, and responsibility.