I’m a big supporter of study abroad, but we must help students prepare for it, experience it, and return better for it. Colleges have a big role to play.
Originally appeared in the Huffington Post on July 25. My family and I just returned from a few weeks traveling through Central America. Originally, we planned on going to Greece and Turkey, but the economic strife, strikes and riots in Greece had us changing our minds – and scrambling for a Plan B. I wanted […]
“China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power” by Rob Gifford, veteran NPR reporter, takes readers on a journey through the cultural heart of post-Maoist modern China. As China continues to rise in global economic importance, so do the many books on the Middle Kingdom. But unless you have lots of time […]
I love to read — have for as long as I can remember. And although I spend a lot of time combing newspapers, periodicals and blogs, nothing beats a great book to put things in perspective — to give me reason to pause and think. Since many people ask me and so many others “what […]
The debate about the recent global standardized test scores is off base: We shouldn’t be focusing on China, we should be looking to change what’s wrong with our education system so we can better prepare our students for the global marketplace.