Detroit Education Summit Highlights Michigan’s and the Nation’s Job Placement Challenges
NBC News is conducting an Education Summit this weekend in Detroit, moderated by Chelsea Clinton.
The convention brings together top teachers, education experts, and philanthropists to the Charles E. Wright Museum of African American History to discuss the challenges in American public schools, the importance of engaging parents in their childrens’ education, and how to get students the knowledge and training they need to take advantage of the some 46.8 million projected job openings by the year 2018.
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We keep hearing about Michigan and other hard hit former industrial states suffering from the worst from budget cuts, and education leaders are looking for ways to reduce costs and improve teacher to student ratios, after school programs, and homework tutoring for more and more students with less and less resources. The solutions come from across the board, but most are expensive and don’t deliver on the promises the companies deliver.
Some elementary, middle, and high schools are opting to spend tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars on education software that gives parents a connection to the classroom and instant grade reports from the teachers. While these tools are great, we at the Open Brain Project OpenBrainProject.com believe these kinds of tools should be available freely and widely to schools and instructors all over the planet. We want to bring more content online – we’re not talking about just putting up information, but actual classes, courses with real human teachers who show you the skills and guide you through the knowledge you need not just to know something, but to be proficient, tested, and have the certificate to back it up.
Photo Credit: Charles E. Wright Museum of Natural History