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In their book, Failing Our Brightest Kids, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that America’s efforts to educate high-ability students have fallen dramatically short. This is especially true for talented low-income youngsters, who too often miss out on the opportunity to develop their talents.

The Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C. hosted a discussion of how this problem has arisen, what keeps it from being solved, how other countries try to solve it, and the changes needed to ensure that America’s ablest young people are prepared to reach their full potential on October 26, 2016.
 
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Failing Our Brightest Kids by Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright
 
Panelists:
Harold Levy
Executive Director, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 
 
Jack R. Smith, Ph.D.
Maryland Interim State Superintendent of Schools
 
Brother Brian Carty, FSC
President and Teacher, De La Salle Academy 

Brandon L. Wright
Managing Editor, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Co-author, Failing Our Brightest Kids 

Moderator:
Chester E. Finn, Jr.
President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Co-author, Failing Our Brightest Kids

 

 

A video of the event is below

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