A Nation at Risk 30 Years Later
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 reportRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader 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.
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A Nation at Risk analyzed as a word cloud. Among the most-often used words: nation, educational, schools, quality, student, and responsibility.


A Nation at Risk: Where Are We Now?

Education Week Commentary editors look at academic, demographic, and other trends since the report was released 30 years ago.



In the first installment of Commentary’s new OpEducation blog, a panel of five education thought leaders discusses the impact of A Nation at Risk.


Past Coverage of A Nation at Risk

The Nation at Risk report that has helped shape U.S. education policy over the past quarter-century. To follow this progress, take a look at past anniversary coverage from Education Week: 25th | 20th | 10th | 5th.

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