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Family Connections

Susan Kane-Ronning

Family Connections – The Deadly Sins of Our Educational System

Dr. Philip Cicero is a former school superintendent and the author of The Seven Deadly Sins of the K-12 Education System: Costly and Ineffective Programs and Strategies. Dr. Cicero joins Family Connections in a stimulating discussion regarding class size, homework, No Child Left Behind, and high stakes testing. He’ll also talk about teacher training and making sure teachers are getting the appropriate support and skills to be effective educators. You’ll learn about teacher evaluation and whether it’s fair or valid. Our education system has limited economic resources, so the right steps need to be taken to make student achievement happen. The media portrays the US education system as abysmal when compared to other countries, but we may not get the whole picture. Listen to this week’s episode of Family Connections and hear what Dr. Cicero has to say!