Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Videos from the Summit Sessions

Videos from each of the Summit sessions is now available at www.aspeninstitute.org/urgentcall. Featured videos include:
  • Aspen Institute CEO and President Walter Isaacson opening the Summit
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings addressing the current State of American Education
  • Former Colorado Governor Roy Romer highlighting the realities and challenges
  • Fox News and National Public Radio Analyst Juan Williams offers an opening comment
  • Session One: The State of American Education: Where Do We Stand? This session featured Governor Roy Romer, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Thomas Donahue, United Negro College Fund President and CEO Michael Lomax and New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein
  • Session Two: Educational Performance: What are the Implications for the Nation's Economy, Global Competitiveness, Security and Health Care? This session featured Isaacson, former Michigan Governor John Engler, Byron Auguste, Center for American Progress President and CEO John Podesta, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson and NCLR President Janet MurguĂ­a
  • Session Three: A Matter of Will: Can We Sustain our Commitment to Excellence for All Children? This panel featured Atlantic Media Company Political Director Ron Brownstein, Prince George's County (Maryland) Schools Superintendent John Deasy, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall, Education Trust President Kati Haycock, and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten
  • Session Four: Are We Aiming at the Right Target? Will Students Be Prepared with Current Expectations? This panel featured David Bradley, owner of the Atlantic Media Company, Vicki Phillips of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chairman and CEO of Accenture William Green, Executive Director of Council of Chief State School Officers Gene Wilhoit and Michael Ortiz, President of California State Polytechnic University in Pomona
  • Session Five: Investing in the Enterprise: Could Public Education Make the Grade as a Capital Venture? This session featured CitiBridge Foundation president Katherine Bradley, California State Board of Education President Theodore Mitchell, Edison Learning Institute Founding Partner John Chubb, 2005 National Teacher of the Year, District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, and co-founder and CEO of New Leaders for New Schools John Schnur, Jason Kamras

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