What's Ready

Globalization and 21st century skills are the new buzz words in education. Everyone seems to be talking about them, but what do they really mean? ASBJ editors interviewed politicians, educators, policymakers, business representatives, and other influencers about their views on what makes graduates ready for the 21st century and how schools can get there. Also see our September coverage of “What’s Ready.”

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What's Ready Interview with Roy Romer
Former Governor of Colorado and former superintendent of LA Unified School District Roy Romer answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Mike Easley
North Carolina Governor Mike Easley answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Diane Ravitch
Author Diane Ravitch answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with E.D. Hirsch
Core Knowledge founder and author E.D. Hirsch answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Gene Longo
Cisco Networking Academy Senior Manager Gene Longo answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Harold McGraw III
President and CEO of McGraw-Hill Companies Harold McGraw III answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Deborah Meier
Educator and author Deborah Meier answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Lydia Logan
Lydia M. Logan, executive director of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, a division of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Kevin Carey
Education Sector Policy Manager Kevin Carey answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Ken Kay
Partnership for 21st Century Skills President Ken Kay answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Thomas Toch
Education Sector Co-Director Thomas Toch answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Gerald Bracey
Author and researcher Gerald Bracey answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Bob Wise
President of the Alliance for Excellent Education Bob Wise answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Alan S. Blinder
Princeton University economics professor Alan S. Blinder answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Leon Botstein
Bard College President Leon Bostein answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Mike Cohen
Achieve President Mike Cohen answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Richard Rothstein
Author Richard Rothstein answers questions from ASBJ editors.

What's Ready Interview with Daniel Pink
Futurist and author Daniel Pink answers questions from ASBJ editors.