nomination craig barrett on list
huff post article on craig's retirement job is to reform arizona schools system (not quoted is his work on ethical leadership curriculum at thunderbird let alone his infleunce in shaping the purpose
of silicon chips at intel)
Barrett has expressed strong opinions on Arizona's education system.
In 2011, Barrett, former chief executive of Intel,
told lawmakers and business leaders that Arizona would not be on Intel's list of top 10 choices if his former company was
looking to build a new operation.
Later in the year, Barrett said during an interview he would change the process of
educating and evaluating teachers, paying teachers according to their performance and area of expertise.
Barrett was appointed last year by
Gov. Jan Brewer as chairman of the Arizona Ready Education Council, a group created by Brewer to advise her on education issues.
former businessman and current charter-school executive hosted a forum Tuesday with a group of teachers, principals and other
administrators from the Vail School District.
The forum was held at Andrada Polytechnic High School in the Vail district.
came to Tucson to discuss the newly implemented Common Core Standards, which are new standards for English and math achievement,
and to receive feedback from teachers and administrators regarding other issues such as teacher evaluations and education
He said the standards were perhaps "the biggest transformation of K-12 education" in Arizona history.
the forum, Barrett discussed the new standards, his ideas for teacher evaluations and other topics during with the Star.
You mentioned this is the biggest transformation in history. Can you go into more detail about why that is?
Answer: "If you just step back
a bit and you compare kids in Arizona, or kids in the United States in general, to their international peers, you find that
the United States kids do not do particularly well.
We're kind of mediocre in reading, we're below average in mathematics
So the Common Core is taking an international benchmark of where U.S. kids need to be in order to be competitive
in the world and then adjusting our curriculum to that level.
The implementation of that internationally benchmarked
curriculum is a big change because you have to upgrade the curriculum and you have to do professional training of the teachers
to be able to handle that curriculum. So it's a pretty massive change."
Q: How do you plan on achieving the goals of the
Arizona Ready Council to improve student achievement.
A: Barrett said the council expects the implementation of the Common
Core Standards, as well as an increased emphasis on career and technical Education, to help the agency reach its goals.
you talk to most kids and why they drop out of school, what you hear is 'I got behind' or 'I wasn't interested' or 'My friends
didn't go to school so I didn't see the relevance.'
But there are some great programs. (Andrada) is a high school that
worries about continuing technical education.
The relevancy of what goes in this school is perhaps a lot higher than just
a classroom environment.
A lot of career and technical education emphasis makes school more relevant to kids. If a kid
says, "I want to be an auto mechanic, so what do I need school for?" Then you can tell them, "If you want to
be an auto mechanic, you have to know computers and you have to know math and science because you can't repair an engine in
a BMW unless you know all that stuff."
So if you make the school more relevant to the child then there's a higher probability
that the child will stay in school.
Q. Can you discuss performance-based teacher evaluations and why you support it?
The state has already said that a certain fraction of a teacher's salary increase should be based on performance and performance
should be "how do the kids do under that teacher?"
It's very easy to say you should have a merit-based or
performance-based model. It's a little bit tougher to do it because you have to have the information technology infrastructure
to actually measure how much the kid knows when they come in the classroom and how much they know when they leave the classroom,
which is the teacher's contribution.
of our roles is to work with the Arizona Department of Education to make sure you have a 21st century IT model, which allows
you to track kids and how much kids are learning, and relate that back to teacher performance.
The biggest objection you hear to putting a performance-based model
in place from a teacher perspective is a teacher can say "Hey, when I got these kids, they were not at grade level. So
how do you expect me to make up for their prior deficiencies and get them up to grade-level in my grade if I can't control
when they're coming into my classroom?"
So if you can monitor how much they know when they're coming into the classroom
and how much they know when they go out, the teacher can get them, at least, one year advanced. Then the teacher's doing their
a lot of things that have happened around me the last few months which converge on this
the latest on friday i was
at a usaid conference in dc celebrating literacy day- it turned out to reveal how they are reviewing the whole edu chain but
in a very top down way- the very worst of obama-academic rather than what he promised to yes you can linkiin round youth
the first thing I almost wanted to cry out
was go and interview 3 lifelong educators who are in their last years
1 sir fazle
abed - i would be surprsied if there is any network that knows -and wants to share more practices - more about the grand challenge
of literacy than brac http://bracnet.ning.com and sir fazle- there was a time when microcreditsummit wanted to map all the knowledge of 3 orgs one of which was brac
jagdish gandhi at www.cmseducation.org
gordon dryden at www.thelearningweb.net who isnt just transforming new zealand education but has 10 million chinese families following him too
at the other end from literacy there is jobs-
we know that only about 1 % of future jobs are going to come from being examined and waiting for a big employer to offer you
a job in spite of a monopply university system built around olnly certifying youth for being examined to death by such destructive
system designers as mba professors- whose maths is literally the least sustainable in the world
free universitues are one breakthrough; job competitions universities are another; getting back to almost free apprenticeships for vital services like nursing is another
in the middle of all this is the web - which means as we clearly mapped in 1984 http://erworld.tv/id133.html that students now need to practice convening debates and trying out team projects and celebrating peer to peer and open education
in the most non-economic
way imaginable: the education bubble is bigger than the banking bubble -or indeed the same bubble of western tv-led government
that has become 180 degrees the opposite of serving the public
I do not know of one microcredit that interests me that wasnt about mother-members wanting to invest in their next generation's
productivity- ie education was the purpose of sustainable microcredits as much as anything else - why didnt we embrace that
as mobiles started connecting village hubs in 1996!
in september I am spendinng a week at paris millennium goals summit www.convergences2015.org and a week going round the states in the yunus and youth job competitions network
it would be a pity not to find who wants to co-develop microeducaion summit now