Stimulating Excellence: Unleashing the Power of Innovation in Education

Stimulating Excellence: Unleashing the Power of Innovation in Education

While Americans have become all too familiar with the global financial crisis, not enough of them are paying attention to the crisis that has been building in the nation's classrooms for decades. To defuse that crisis and reverse declining graduation rates, Stimulating Excellence: Unleashing the Power of Innovation in Education (44 pages, PDF), a new report from the American Enterprise Institute, Center for American Progress, New Profit, Public Impact, and the Annie E. Casey and Eli and Edythe Broad foundations recommends opening the K-12 public school system to a more diverse set of education providers, using public policy to encourage financing for entrepreneurial ventures, and developing and utilizing better metrics to help create a "performance culture" within the public education system.