Education

Leave a Message With the Secretary

By Liana Loewus — May 20, 2009 1 min read

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is soliciting your advice, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s Web site.

In an effort to start an “open, honest conversation about education reform,” Duncan is making 15 stops around the country to talk to educators, parents, and students about what is and isn’t working in the current education system. The “listening tour” will continue online, with Duncan posing questions and seeking answers on pressing education issues, such as standards and teacher quality, through an open forum discussion on the USDOE Web site. You can participate here.

The discussion has received nearly 200 comments in the last week, from what appears to be mostly teachers.

With NCLB reauthorization on the horizon, it might be worthwhile to take a few minutes and contribute your voice.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Web Watch blog.