A lecture on Tennessee Education System

Ezra Howard

Teacher week also known as Tyden Ucitelstvi 2017 was marked from 24th to 28th April, 2017 at the Faculty of Arts, Department of Educational Sciences, Masaryk University. During this week on 26th April at 14:00 hour, Ezra Howard one of the recipient of Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant under the European Doctorate in Teacher Education Programme delivered a talk on US Education particularly focusing on the state of Tennessee.

Mr. Howard’s lecture was focused on the vast and varied nature of the U.S. education system with specific focus on the state of Tennesse.

He presented the lecture with an interesting video that clearly captured the brief description of how education evolved in US over the times.  He also touched upon how funds are distributed over Federal, State and Local governments. He spoke about forms of schools, alternative forms of schools and different options available for the structure of schooling.

He said: Education is compulsory until the age of 16. After 16, if one wishes, one can discontinue the education with the awarding of General certificate.

Mr. Howard also touched upon policies such as No Child Left Behind, Race to the top, National Assessment Education Programme, and Every Student Succeed Acts.

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