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Mon 10/26 – Fordham Institute: Failing Our Brightest Kids

Mon 10/26 – Fordham Institute: Failing Our Brightest Kids

failingIn their new book, Failing Our Brightest Kids, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that America’s efforts to educate high-ability students have fallen dramatically short. This is especially true for talented low-income youngsters, who too often miss out on the opportunity to develop their talents.

Policymakers have given plenty of attention over the past twenty years to low achievers, but almost none to those students who are already above the bar of “proficiency.” This neglect is starting to show: In the most recent PISA scores, the United States ranks thirtieth in math and twenty-second in science. If we don’t invest in our brightest kids, we can expect a pretty dismal future—and so can far too many kids.

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When | October 26, 4:00 p.m. EST / 3:00p.m. CST

Join us LIVE via webcast at the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C.  for a discussion of how this problem has arisen, what keeps it from being solved, how other countries try to solve it, and the changes needed to ensure that America’s ablest young people are prepared to reach their full potential.

Panelists

Brother Brian Carty
FSC President and Teacher, De La Salle Academy 

Harold Levy
Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Lillian Lowery
President and Chief Executive Officer, FutureReady Columbus 

Brandon L. Wright
Managing Editor & Policy Associate, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Co-author, Failing Our Brightest Kids 

Moderator

Chester E. Finn, Jr.
President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Co-author, Failing Our Brightest Kids

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