Can we fix educational malpractice in our public schools?

Author and Activist, Nikhal Goyal
 Author and Activist, Nikhal Goyal

Is there a disparity in the quality of schools each child receives?  Are our schools putting out self-sufficient thinkers, or are our students being molded into compliant servers of the system?

Nikhal Goyal has a lot to say about these issues, and as one of the first few students to sit for standardized tests just after the implementation of No Child Left Behind, he has an important perspective for us about the state of education today, in the aftermath of NCLB.

Goyal was on Chris Hedges' On Contact program recently, and his interview is an important primer for those of us trying to wrestle with what the current public education system looks and feels like today.  After you watch the video, please tell me your thoughts.  What are your impressions of where public education is today, after watching?

More about Goyal:

Nikhil Goyal is the author of Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice (Doubleday/Random House, 2016).

Goyal has appeared on MSNBC and FOX and written for the New York Times, MSNBC, The Nation, and other publications. He has also had speaking engagements with the Clinton Global Initiative University, Google, Stanford, University of Cambridge, SXSW, LEGO Foundation, among others.

In 2012, Goyal was named one of the “World Changers” for Dell #Inspire 100. In 2013, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Freedom Flame Award.

Goyal serves on the board of The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest). He lives in New York.

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