From MSU Today: William H. Schmidt is a University Distinguished Professor of Education at Michigan State University and has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Education. Schmidt is one of only three scholars in the world chosen for membership in recognition of their pioneering efforts in educational research and policy development.
Schmidt is co-director of the Education Policy Center at MSU, the U.S.-China Center for Educational Excellence, and co-principal investigator of the $35 million project known as Promoting Rigorous Outcomes in Mathematics and Science Education or PROM/SE.
Through much of the 1990s, Schmidt also served as project coordinator and executive director of the U.S. National Research Center for the influential Third International Mathematics and Science Study, which involved dozens of countries and chronicled the lagging achievement of American K-12 students in mathematics and science.
Schmidt talks about the state of K-12 education in America today and how important national standards are to improving the system.
Hosted by Russ White.
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