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TED Talks Education: The PBS special

Earlier this week on PBS: TED Talks Education, our first original televised event!

We're absolutely delighted with how the show turned out. Rita Pierson, Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates and Sir Ken Robinson brought the house down with powerful talks, and host John Legend was truly inspirational.

The show is now available globally on the PBS website (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ted-talks-education/) and, starting at 11am (EST), we'll be posting full-length versions of the talks from the show on TED.com. Several of them clock in at 18 minutes.

But enough about us. What questions and thoughts did the show bring to mind for you? Use this space to discuss.


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    May 8 2013: I enjoyed it and I totally agree that the education system needs reform (I am not from American however so I don't know as much about it) however I was slightly put off by the fact that some people talking seemed to think that not going to college was failing. College is not for everyone and as far as I know many people will never use their college degree.
    • May 9 2013: Kirstie, that has become a prevalent belief in some groups. If you don't go to college, you failed. This is also the basis for how most large education systems run their programs. The "if I teach everyone as though they are going to go to college then everyone will learn better" model of instruction.

      It is one way to do it, but it has serious detriments as well.

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