Mapping the Gap on Skills and Learning

Eric Lindland, Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, Michael Baran, Moira O'Neil, and Adam Simon

This report form the FrameWorks Institute’s Core Story of Education Project outlines comparative results from a series of parallel interviews with experts and members of the public. The results show major gaps between how these two populations understand and think about student’s skills and learning.

Much of the public discourse on education reform focuses on stark statistics to illustrate a skills ‘crisis' and emphasize how far U.S. students have fallen behind… But how effective is this crisis message and its embedded value of ‘global competition' in creating support for progressive education reform?