The U.S. has one of the worst high school drop-out rates in the industrialized world and many fear current education standards hurt the country’s competitiveness. What the Obama administration, educators, and reform advocates think are the best ways to improve education in America.


  • Melody Barnes Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and special assistant to President Obama
  • Lily Eskelsen Vice president, National Education Association
  • Rick Hess Resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute
  • Dianne Piche Executive director, Citizen's Commission for Civil Rights

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