For decades, the standards-based education (SBE) framework, developed in the 1990s and early 2000s, has broadly guided and shaped the purposes of schooling, and the measures of school and student success. The Aspen Education & Society Program and The Carnegie Foundation have partnered to release Looking Back to Accelerate Forward: Toward a Policy Paradigm that Advances Equity and Improvement, an unbiased review of the accomplishments and unintended consequences of 30 years of standards-based education in the United States.
This panel conversation will reflect on the report’s findings, including the lived experiences of students, families, educators; the interactions between policymakers and local communities, and the impact of the standards agenda on equity—specifically on Black, Latino, indigenous students’ education.
- Danielle Gonzales, Managing Director, Aspen Education & Society Program
- Ash Vasudeva, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools
- Mildred Otero, Senior Vice President, National Impact, Leadership for Educational Equity
- Joshua Parker, Senior Director, Cohorts, UnboundED, 2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year
- Chloe Pressley, 12th grade student, Hylton High School, Student Voice Ambassador