Transforming Public Education

Sustaining the Roots of American Ideals, Our Economy, and Our Environment
  • Richard Benjamin
  • Susan Hanes
Part of the Innovations in Science Education and Technology book series (ISET, volume 7)


The quality of our life and the future of our American ideals, depend to a large extent on the quality of our public schools. Soon, students will need to master the traditional basics earlier, learn to apply them in rapidly changing real life settings, and go on to better acquire the additional basics that will be required in the future—learning how to learn and loving learning, problem solving in applied settings, collaboration and teamwork, and character traits such as respect, resiliency, and responsibility. Currently, many students are not served well. We know this from tests scores as well as from other, more authentic performance assessments, from “benchmark” information, from tracking college freshmen, and from on the job performance reports. We know students at all levels can learn more and we are becoming acutely aware of new demands that current and future students must be prepared to meet. And, it seems that these new demands are emerging at an increasingly rapid rate.


Public School Control Chart Public Education Emotional Intelligence Continuous Improvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Benjamin
    • 1
  • Susan Hanes
    • 2
  1. 1.Cobb County Public SchoolsMariettaUSA
  2. 2.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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