NEW YORK, December 10, 2013 - Asia Society Vice President for Education Tony Jackson joins Wendy Kopp, Susan Fuhrman, and Andrea Pasinetti for a discussion about innovation and equity in education worldwide. Introductory video by Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Educational Policy at the OECD. (1 hr., 21 min.)
Susan H. Fuhrman
Dr. Susan H. Fuhrman is the President of Teachers College, Columbia University and founding Director and Chair of the Management Committee of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and President of the National Academy of Education. Dr. Fuhrman has been recognized by a wide variety of international, national, state and local organizations, including 2008 Distinguished Leaders in Education Award from Rutgers University.
Tony Jackson is Vice President for Education at Asia Society. He also leads Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning (PGL), a national membership network of practitioners and policymakers dedicated to integrating knowledge about Asia and the world as a mainstay of American education. Over the past six years, he has led the development of Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network, an effort within the PGL to create a network of small, effective, internationally-themed secondary schools across the country.
Wendy Kopp is CEO and co-founder of Teach for All, an organization dedicated to ensuring educational excellence and equity. In 1989, Kopp founded Teach for America, to marshal the energy of her generation against educational inequity in the United States. The author of two books, Kopp is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including recognition as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Andrea Pasinetti is the CEO and co-founder of Teach for China (TFC). During a 2008 year of study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Pasinetti worked to understand the contours of educational inequity in China. After visiting more than 300 schools, Pasinetti founded TFC to aid in China's ongoing effort to bring quality educational resources to all children, regardless of where they were born. Pasinetti was recognized as the most influential foreign citizen residing in China by China Newsweek magazine in 2011.