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A Roundtable Discussion about Education

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The American public school system has long been under scrutiny and in
crisis. However, there is growing sentiment that large scale reform could
be possible. In anticipation of the 2008 election, I have been conducting a
series of interviews on education, sponsored by the Eli and Edythe Broad
Foundation.


Most recently I spoke to four of our nation's best teachers, all of them
recent winners of the National Teacher of the Year award. Here is some of
what Michael Geisen, Jason Kamras, Kimberly Oliver, and Kathy Mellor had to
say about standardized testing, merit pay, and other features of the current
educational climate: