EDCI 6158: Trends & Issues in Education. Summer 2014 Introductory Class. Two minute interviews. Work with a partner. Partner A: You have 2 minutes to talk about yourself. Partner B: Listen attentively. After 2 minutes, switch roles. Possible topics: Hometown Hobbies Education Family
In the past 9 years…
These elements mean?
These policy reforms led Georgia to be ranked seventh in the nation in a national study conducted in 2012 for having the right policies in place to improve educational outcomes.
Among other things, the state has implemented:
1) Higher standards,
2) a more rigorous curriculum,
3) a new accountability system, 4) a statewide student information system.
Taken together, these elements are expected to prepare students for the demands of college or a career and increase the global competitiveness of Georgia’s workforce.
However, the recent release of the newly calculated graduation rate shows that Georgia is fourth from the bottom compared to the rest of the nation.
GA’s graduation rate is only 67 percent. The rate for minority students was even lower.
For example, Georgia only graduated 58 percent of its Hispanic students.
What is a “trend?”
What is an “issue?”
: a vital or unsettled matter <economic issues> (2) :concern, problem <I have issues with his behavior>
: the point at which an unsettled matter is ready for a decision <brought the matter to an issue>