- Weast sent staff to Singpore and Italy to learn how to set up MCPS? That's what he says...Who went and what did they bring back?
- Weast explains why he likes trailers because he tells the audience, "Don't worry about the place."
- Hear Weast talk about how "rich folks send their kids to summer camp". So Weast raffled bicyles to get kids to come to summer school.
- Hear what he learned from the "Italians".
- Someone went to New Zealand?
- He was worried about "overwhelming ourselves with our own brilliance."
- Math curriculum "horribly weak".
- "Been there 11 years, I didn't get moved out."
- "Don't chase butterflies and bunnies".
- At minute 49, Weast starts talking about the success of students who graduated from 2001-2004. Those students received the majority of their education in MCPS under Superintendent Paul Vance.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Transforming America's Education System to Embrace Early Learning
Superintendent Jerry Weast's presentation starts at minute 34. Hear what Superintendent Weast tells audiences when he is on the road.