Education is a pretty hot-button issue for so many people out there. The issues in education are numerous and varied, and interestingly, many people find themselves feeling pretty strongly about one or two issues, and could take or leave many of the others. So whether special needs students, public funding, gender equality in education, or something else is ‘your’ issue, you can at least understand that many facets of education get people fired up.
Below are six TED Talks that each address different aspects of education. You may look at some of the titles and think “that’s not ‘my’ issue”, but each one carries an important message and is worth the few minutes it will take to watch. These talks will both get you thinking about different issues, and will make you proud, angry, sad, excited, and inspired all at the same time. Do you have any favorite TED Talks that address education issues that we haven’t included here? Share with the Edudemic community by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.
How State Budgets Are Breaking US Schools
Education Innovation In The Slums
A Girl Who Demanded School
Teachers Need Real Feedback
On Teaching Arts and Sciences Together
Teaching One Child At A Time
This article appeared on Edudemic on September 12 2014 and was written by Katie Lepi.