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Gardner’s Vision as Sec. of Education

If you were the United States Secretary of Education, what would you seek to achieve? What would your priorities be for your term in office?

Howard Gardner was asked to consider these questions during a September 2016 interview with Cathy Rubin for her website CMRubinWorld (also reprinted in other publications).

In this piece, Gardner shares his thoughts about the role of the federal government in education, stating that he would use the office “to describe what should happen in our educational systems; to call attention to positive as well as negative examples; to cheerlead for promising initiatives; and, whenever possible, to demonstrate by example the kind of education that I favor, and the kind of society that I hope we can achieve.”

He also stresses the importance of lifelong education both inside and outside of the classroom, the cultivation of virtues like goodness, and the importance of liberal arts and sciences.

Click here to read the full article via CMRubinWorld.

UPDATE: This article was also released via The Washington Post.

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