Students Need the Knowledge and Critical Thinking Skills to Succeed in the Real World

"The world that your child is growing up in is very different from the world that you grew up in. They are competing not just with the kid next door, but the kid who lives on the other side of the world." —Christina Roberts, high school principal. Leaders like Roberts know that the stakes are high for public schools to provide students the knowledge and critical thinking skills they will need to succeed in the real world.
We want our students to be citizens who are well-informed who can look at critical issues from various angles and...make decisions that are grounded in thinking about what is best for themselves and for society at large.
The America Achieves Fellowship is committed to helping great teachers and principals share what's happening in their schools with parents and the public. If you ever want to talk to a teacher to learn how education policies play out in the classroom, let me know at We'd love to help!
Charlie is the Program Director for State Fellowships at America Achieves, where he has led the creation of teacher leadership programs in Colorado, Michigan and New York.