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How to Improve the US Education System

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Penny is an environmental scientist turned entrepreneur and author with over ten years of experience as an environmental writer, editor, and publisher. She has made article contributions in Entrepreneur, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global.

Penny founded Green Kid Crafts in 2010, a children's media company that provides convenient and eco-friendly STEAM activities. She is also the founder of Green Planet Media and host of This Green Planet Podcast.

How to Improve the United States Education System contains inspiration and advice from more than 30 of the nations most accomplished university presidents, policy makers, and business leaders. While each story is unique, their messages are universal. They have learned the power of working toward the greater good to address the challenges within the United States education system.

Noam Chomsky, American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and historian, said, “The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on – because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.” The debate around how to improve the education system in the United States is a fraught, complicated one with incredibly high stakes.

To understand how to fix the American education system, author Penny Bauder met with education leaders and policy makers and asked for their recommendations. The result is a collection of thoughtful and insightful interviews that include data-based suggestions on how to address the challenges within the United States education system.

Includes interviews by the following education leaders: Martha Sunagin Saunders, Dr. Julie E. Wollman, Dr. Christine M. Riodan, Scott L. Wyatt, Kevin C. Eichner, Dr. Scott Cowen, Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Steve Loflin, Shelli Brunswick, Julie Magretta Wilson, Kenda Lawson, Staerk Joergensen, Flip Flippen, Dr. J. Paul Rand, Karen Gross, Dr. Tere Linzey, Andre Agassi, Andy Butler, Terence Patterson, Desmond Blackburn, Dr. Kimberly Nix Berens