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Education Reform: Schools Can't Do it Alone

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Many people believe that American schools are failing, but there’s very little consensus on why – or how to fix the problem.

Enter author, attorney and former business executive Jamie Vollmer, who says an entirely new approach is needed. He spoke with KUNC’s Erin O’Toole while on a tour of 19 states, meeting with groups of educators and business leaders about the essential relationship between schools and their communities.

Vollmer says the problem begins with a severely outdated educational model that Thomas Jefferson developed more than 200 years ago.

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Jamie Vollmer is the author of Schools Cannot Do it Alone and The Blueberry Story. He’s meeting with educators from Greeley-Evans District 6 Wednesday morning; then hosts a public forum with community and business leaders at a noon luncheon at Greeley’s Island Grove Events Center.

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