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Education Reform: Schools Can't Do it Alone


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Vollmer says the problem begins with a severely outdated educational model that Thomas Jefferson developed more than 200 years ago.



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.

As the host of KUNC’s new program and podcast In the NoCo, I work closely with our producers and reporters to bring context and diverse perspectives to the important issues of the day. Northern Colorado is such a diverse and growing region, brimming with history, culture, music, education, civic engagement, and amazing outdoor recreation. I love finding the stories and voices that reflect what makes NoCo such an extraordinary place to live.
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