Dr. Jim Goodnight addressed the National Workshop on Stimulating and Sustaining Excitement and Discovery in K-12 (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) STEM Education on August 1, 2007. He is the CEO of SAS and co-founder of Cary Academy. Long known for his support of education, his speech reflects the state of what needs to happen in education. He stated that we need a Sputnik type event. Take a listen to his presentation as he clearly states what schools need to do more of while shedding the historical patterns of the past.
In a related note, I was at Cary Academy on Friday to attend a meeting. Students are using the tools he talks about so his words are backed up with action.